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Microsoft Bing says suspended ‘auto suggest’ function in China at government behest

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Microsoft Bing says suspended ‘auto suggest’ function in China at government behest

MICROSOFT. A Microsoft logo is seen in Los Angeles, California US November 7, 2017

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Microsoft's search service says a 'relevant government agency' has required it to suspend its 'auto suggest' function for 30 days

Microsoft Corp’s internet search engine Bing said it has been required by a “relevant government agency” to suspend its “auto suggest” function in China for 30 days.

“Bing is a global search platform and remains committed to respect the rule of law and users’ right to access information,” Bing said on its Chinese search site on Friday. – Rappler.com