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
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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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