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Pro-government group harassed online, police told

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 14 July, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 14 July, 2013, 6:00am
 

Pro-government group Voice of Loving Hong Kong complained to the police yesterday that it had been bullied online, and said its Facebook page had been deleted.

The claim followed a similar allegation by another pro-government organisation, Caring Hong Kong Power, which complained to the United States consulate and the central government's liaison office in Hong Kong last week that its Facebook page had disappeared.

Both groups have now set up new pages on Facebook.

Voice of Loving Hong Kong's Chan Kong-man said he believed both groups' pages had been reported to Facebook as inappropriate by their rivals.

Group convenor Patrick Ko Tat-pun described it as a "planned and organised crime".

Facebook says on its community standards page that it does not allow bullying, harassment and hate speech.

Voice of Loving Hong Kong has opposed pro-democracy protests.

Civic Party lawmaker Claudia Mo Man-ching asked the government on Wednesday if it had investigated whether the two groups had been registered under the Companies Ordinance or the Societies Ordinance. Secretary for Security Lai Tung-kwok said he would not comment on individual organisations or cases.

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ianson
This is truly disgraceful and the culprits need to be tracked down and punished with vigour. Even these moronic groups of Beijing-funded stooges are entitled to a voice.
johnyuan
It is about time for government officials to be more mature in response for comment when requested by reporters. Yes it takes skill and competence. It is a farcical officialdom old hat to say – ‘I would not comment on individual organizations or cases’ -- so you will comment otherwise? Or all cases are individual case which forbid from comment. The public has the right to know official comment. The public has paid in fact highly to have some intelligent officials to serve the public. I want to see more public to demand for comment and information from the government. Flush out the incompetence to deliver some services. Responsive and on time.

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