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Microsoft Bing Blocked in China as Tensions, Crackdown Intensify

  • The block renders another Western internet service inoperable
  • China’s tightening scrutiny in a year replete with sensitivity
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Microsoft Corp.’s Bing search engine has been blocked in China, rendering yet another Western internet service inaccessible to the world’s largest online population.

The search engine, allowed to operate in China because it censors results, became inaccessible to many users Wednesday. The U.S. software giant confirmed Bing could no longer be accessed in China and that it was “engaged to determine next steps.”