It’s hard for the public to know what to believe, as both camps present skewed versions of protest events. Illustration: Kaliz Lee

Hong Kong protests and ‘fake news’: in the psychological war for hearts and minds, disinformation becomes a weapon used by both sides

  • Hard for public to know what to believe, as both camps present skewed versions of protest events
  • As instances of disinformation rise, scholars say everyone should check before spreading false news
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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It’s hard for the public to know what to believe, as both camps present skewed versions of protest events. Illustration: Kaliz Lee
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Linda Lew

Linda Lew

Born in China and raised in New Zealand, Linda joined the Post as a reporter in 2018. Previously, she freelanced for Chinese technology media site TechNode. She holds bachelor's degrees in arts and commerce from the University of Auckland, and has a master's in global business journalism from Tsinghua University.