Facebook said that WhatsApp was primarily designed for private messaging and that it took action to prevent bulk and automated messaging. Photo: Reuters

Hong Kong police’s anti-violence WhatsApp hotlines are suspended after only three days for violating operator’s terms of service

  • Facebook, which owns messaging app, says platform is intended for private use only and that it habitually removes accounts for bulk behaviour
  • Police say they decided to suspend hotlines because all were inoperable and it had received mixed feedback about the initiative
Topic |   Hong Kong police

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Facebook said that WhatsApp was primarily designed for private messaging and that it took action to prevent bulk and automated messaging. Photo: Reuters
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Cheung Wing-kei (right) at Tuen Mun Magistrates’ Court. Photo: Brian Wong

Hong Kong protests: cleaner gets 80 hours of community service for vandalising police station wall, in first sentence against a demonstrator during months-long unrest

  • Cheung Wing-kei threw a metal machinery part and damaged the wall of Castle Peak Police Station in Tuen Mun during protests on August 9
  • Magistrate felt he had neglected the safety of officers, still spared him a jail term as attack was not pre-planned and he had a clean record
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Cheung Wing-kei (right) at Tuen Mun Magistrates’ Court. Photo: Brian Wong
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