HKFP Year in Review: What did Hongkongers Google in 2022?

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Hong Kong Free Press

Major international events topped the charts in Hongkongers’ Google searches for news this year, with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the assassination of former Japanese leader Shinzo Abe being the two top topics. The third most searched news topic was the Covid-19 pandemic in Hong Kong. At the beginning of 2022, the city was battered by the fifth and worst wave dominated by the highly infectious Omicron variant. More than 70,000 people were infected in a day at the peak of the outbreak and more than 7,000 lives were lost in the first three months of this year. Hongkongers’ attention was als…

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