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After Google’s disobedience, a Hong Kong court ruled against the government’s plea to outlaw a popular protest song.
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After Google’s disobedience, a Hong Kong court ruled against the government’s plea to outlaw a popular protest song.

After Google refused to bow to government pressure to modify search results for Hong Kong's anthem on the internet, a court there on Friday dismissed a plea to prohibit a popular protest song in a historic judgment. For Hong Kong's ruling elite, who have been attempting to stifle a pro-democracy movement, this was a major defeat. China's national song, "March of the Volunteers," has been wrongly played in international sports events, embarrassing the city of Hong Kong because it was written during 2019 rallies against the government. Granting the request to ban the song's broadcast or distribution, as some have argued, would further erode civil freedoms after Beijing cracked down on dissent during the 2019 demonstrations. They worried that it would have a negative impact on internet...