Google has defended its decision to refuse a Hong Kong government request to make the national anthem the first result of searches for certain keywords. Photo: Reuters
Google has defended its decision to refuse a Hong Kong government request to make the national anthem the first result of searches for certain keywords. Photo: Reuters

Google defends decision to refuse Hong Kong request to make Chinese national anthem top search result for certain keyword queries

  • Tech giant makes it clear it will not manually manipulate organic web listings to determine ranking of a specific page
  • Beijing weighs in on matter by vowing to back Hong Kong government and reminding Google of its ‘obligation’ to disseminate correct information

Google has defended its decision to refuse a Hong Kong government request to make the national anthem the first result of searches for certain keywords. Photo: Reuters
Google has defended its decision to refuse a Hong Kong government request to make the national anthem the first result of searches for certain keywords. Photo: Reuters
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