Question on Azure Cognitive Services Bing Search RRS feed

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  • I am using the cognitive services bing search API. Up until recently, I had no issues with returning video search results from adult tube sites. Then suddenly it won't return video results, but it will return regular web and image results from the adult tube sites. It will also return video search results from non adult tube sites like YouTube. So the video search feature works fine, but for some reason excludes just video search results from adult tube sites.
    • Edited by MarkA2020 Tuesday, February 11, 2020 12:46 AM
    Tuesday, February 11, 2020 12:04 AM

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  • Hello MarkA2020,

    One of the query parameter for bing search is safeSearch which when set to strict is not going to display results that contain adult content. Please check for this parameter in your search query if it is moderate or strict. Also, there are certain conditions where depending on the market used the search always returns no adult content results irrespective of the parameter set to off. More details of this behaviour is available on our API reference page.

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    Tuesday, February 11, 2020 6:07 AM
  • SafeSearch is off. There is no reason why it shouldn't return results. It did just a few weeks ago without issue.
    Friday, February 14, 2020 11:54 PM