Police officers point their guns at anti-government protesters after being chased and beaten in Tsuen Wan on Sunday. Photo: Reuters

Police officer fires gun, water cannon used for first time on protesters in Hong Kong

  • At least one warning shot was fired after three officers were chased and beaten by club-wielding demonstrators in Tsuen Wan
  • Crowd-control vehicles brought in after bricks and petrol bombs thrown
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Police officers point their guns at anti-government protesters after being chased and beaten in Tsuen Wan on Sunday. Photo: Reuters
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Twitter and Facebook on Monday announced they were suspending accounts they say were part of a state-backed disinformation campaign. Photo: Reuters

Crackdown on Chinese accounts shows US social media giants becoming ‘more proactive’

  • Speed and coordination of response by Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to alleged disinformation campaign on Hong Kong protests ‘not seen before’
  • Pressure from US, European Council and others has pushed them to do more to monitor politically motivated and state-sponsored activities, analysts say
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Twitter and Facebook on Monday announced they were suspending accounts they say were part of a state-backed disinformation campaign. Photo: Reuters
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