A mob of men in white T-shirts attack protesters and passengers at Yuen Long MTR station. Photo: SCMP

Rumours and fake news shared online risk further polarising Hong Kong as protests continue, scholars warn

  • Misleading information has been shared online in recent days, sowing fear among public
  • Worries of further attacks following violence in Yuen Long fuelled by online posts may have caused businesses in several suburbs to close on Monday
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition bill

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A mob of men in white T-shirts attack protesters and passengers at Yuen Long MTR station. Photo: SCMP
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Kimmy Chung

Kimmy Chung

Kimmy Chung joined the Post in 2017 and reports for the Hong Kong desk on local politics and Hong Kong-mainland issues. Prior to joining the Post, she covered Hong Kong politics and social policies for more than six years for different media outlets.