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Bing, Microsoft’s search engine, was surfacing child pornography, TechCrunch reports.
A report from online safety consultancy AntiToxin, commissioned by TechCrunch, found that several image searches using terms referring to children and pornography turned up explicit photos of clearly under-aged children.
Microsoft told TechCrunch it has removed these illegal images, and is working to block such search results in the future — though AntiToxin says that it found that some searches still showed the illegal images in question, even after the report was published.
Other social platforms have also had issues with rampant child porn, notably including Facebook’s WhatsApp.

Microsoft’s Bing search engine appears to have had a problem with child pornography.

TechCrunch reports that several queries on Bing returned child pornography for searches — even on seemingly-innocent search terms, suggested by Bing itself, related to the popular “Omegle kids” app.

According to a report from online safety consultancy AntiToxin, commissioned by TechCrunch, Bing search results included images that “any professional or novice can determine to be of underage boys and girls posing in partial/full nudity, as well as partaking in various sexual acts alone, or with others, including other minors, and/or adults.”

It’s important to note that searching for terms related to child pornography is illegal, and could constitute a crime. As such, Business Insider is not including in this story the specific search terms AntiToxin used in its report.

Microsoft did not respond to a request for comment from Business Insider. However, Microsoft told TechCrunch it fixed the issue after the publication made it aware, and removed illegal content from showing up in the search results used in AntiToxin’s report. However, AntiToxin found that some Bing queries still turned up illegal imagery, even after the publication of the report, according to TechCrunch.

“Clearly these results were unacceptable under our standards and policies and …read more

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