Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp are among the social media giants who have said they are hitting pause on cooperating with Hong Kong police requests for information in the wake of the enactment of Beijing’s new national security law for the city. Photo: APTwitter, Facebook and WhatsApp are among the social media giants who have said they are hitting pause on cooperating with Hong Kong police requests for information in the wake of the enactment of Beijing’s new national security law for the city. Photo: AP
Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp are among the social media giants who have said they are hitting pause on cooperating with Hong Kong police requests for information in the wake of the enactment of Beijing’s new national security law for the city. Photo: AP

National security law: social media giants refusing to cooperate with Hong Kong police may have to make exit plans, analysts say

  • Worst-case scenarios could see sites like Google or Facebook blocked in Hong Kong, while the city’s politicised status could see them pressured from two sides
  • But government says there is ‘nothing unique’ about new security law’s demands, arguing many jurisdictions have comparable legislation

Topic |   Hong Kong national security law (NSL)
Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp are among the social media giants who have said they are hitting pause on cooperating with Hong Kong police requests for information in the wake of the enactment of Beijing’s new national security law for the city. Photo: APTwitter, Facebook and WhatsApp are among the social media giants who have said they are hitting pause on cooperating with Hong Kong police requests for information in the wake of the enactment of Beijing’s new national security law for the city. Photo: AP
Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp are among the social media giants who have said they are hitting pause on cooperating with Hong Kong police requests for information in the wake of the enactment of Beijing’s new national security law for the city. Photo: AP
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