05/05/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Bing Censoring Search? Site BLOCKS Online Sex Searches In Middle East, Study Says

The Open Net Initiative (ONI) on Friday said Microsoft's search engine Bing is more prudish than government censors when it comes to sex-related online queries.

A January test of a Bing version tailored for users in Arab countries showed that it filtered Arabic and English words for sexually explicit content along with queries related to gay, lesbian, bi-sexual or transgender material.