The arrested man worked near West Kowloon station, which has closed because of the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Nora Tam The arrested man worked near West Kowloon station, which has closed because of the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Nora Tam
The arrested man worked near West Kowloon station, which has closed because of the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Nora Tam

Hong Kong man arrested, suspected of spreading fake news on coronavirus

  • Security guard becomes first person held over misinformation about the deadly outbreak
  • Police forced to rely on alternative law to make the arrest, less than a year after the courts ended the use of their go-to offence for smartphone crimes

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The arrested man worked near West Kowloon station, which has closed because of the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Nora Tam The arrested man worked near West Kowloon station, which has closed because of the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Nora Tam
The arrested man worked near West Kowloon station, which has closed because of the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Nora Tam
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