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China tops Google, YouTube results on Covid origins and Beijing’s human rights record

HONG KONG—China’s global campaign to expand the reach of its political stances is helping it secure a coveted element of online real estate: first-page search results on Google and other major Western portals.

According to a new report from the Brookings Institution and another Washington think tank, the Alliance for Securing Democracy, content reflecting Beijing’s position on its human rights record and the origins of Covid- 19 now regularly appears among the top results on Google, Bing and YouTube. , which seeks to study and resist the influence of authoritarian governments.


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