It can be tricky for some of the big names in the technology industry to deal with content on their networks. It's not always as black-and-white as a "that should definitely not be on our site, you're banned" kind of an issue. It's especially thorny when the content concerns national security—specifically, content that could be seen as advocating, encouraging, or otherwise planning terrorism.
And the use of the "t" word does tend to get technology companies embroiled in arguments with various governments, as the latter tends to be more interested in knowing about terrorism-related tie-ins. As we've seen this year, that also includes physical devices (smartphones, laptops, tablets, etc.) that people could be using to promote terrorism in some capacity. (Technology companies don't tend to like handing over digital keys that let the government into any devices they want.)
In an effort to get ahead of the curve, Microsoft has released a new set of guidelines and policies for how the company treats terrorism-related content on any of its properties.
Read more: PC Magazine