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In programming a null object means that this doesn't exist in the memory. For example,

int i;
 
if(i == null) {
  MessageBox.Show("Yes, Null!");
} else {
  MessageBox.Show("No, value was added somewhere in the code stack");
}

This, would execute if there is no value in i, or the i was never initialized. The code that you're having is something like this

// if the variable of value is not initialized
// or contains nothing, does not exist in memory
// .equals(null) is a string method, to check string value
// and has same functionality
if (value == null || value.equals(null)) {
   // then return a string that is NOT null but contains "null"
  return "null";
}

The method signature would be like,

public string Function1 () {
  // returns a string
}
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