The Chinese national emblem outside Beijing’s liaison office in Hong Kong was vandalised on July 21 during a march organised by the Civil Human Rights Front against the now withdrawn extradition bill. The incident triggered Chinese media to end its silence on the Hong Kong protests. Photo: Edmond So

Censored by China, deleted social media posts live on in Hong Kong

  • A team from the University of Hong Kong has been tracking online censorship on Chinese social media platforms like Weibo and WeChat for years
  • They look for patterns in posts that have been removed by the government or internet service providers, and archive everything they find has disappeared
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The Chinese national emblem outside Beijing’s liaison office in Hong Kong was vandalised on July 21 during a march organised by the Civil Human Rights Front against the now withdrawn extradition bill. The incident triggered Chinese media to end its silence on the Hong Kong protests. Photo: Edmond So
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Bernice Chan

Bernice Chan

Bernice Chan is a senior writer on the Culture desk. She samples more than her share of dishes around Hong Kong and writes about people and issues that make an impact on the city.