A protester holds up a mobile phone showing the words “Free Hong Kong, revolution now” during an October 20 rally against a recent ban on face masks. Photo: EPA-EFE

What Hong Kong’s protesting youth need: lessons on how to tell fake news from fact

  • To prevent future unrest, Hong Kong youth need to be taught media and information literacy, rather than patriotism, so that they are not swayed by fake news
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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A protester holds up a mobile phone showing the words “Free Hong Kong, revolution now” during an October 20 rally against a recent ban on face masks. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong looks on during a hearing before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington on September 17. Photo: AFP
Tom Grimmer
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Tom Grimmer

The US is no friend of Hong Kong protesters: it will abandon them, like the Kurds, as soon as it’s convenient

  • Before Hongkongers celebrate receiving US attention, they should look at its history since becoming a world power. It’s not just the Kurds; Washington has had a nasty habit of turning on people it no longer considers useful

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Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong looks on during a hearing before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington on September 17. Photo: AFP
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