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To give someone an unfair advantage - synonyms or related words

favour

verb

to help someone and give them an advantage in an unfair way

give/show preference to /someone/something

to treat someone or something better than someone or something else, or to give an advantage to someone or something

hand something to someone on a plate

to make it easy for someone to have or achieve something that they would normally have to work hard to get

bit rot

when electronic information is lost because the software or devices needed to read it are no longer available

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troll factory

a company that pays its employees to write online comments in favour or against somebody or something posing as ordinary Internet users

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