Riot officers have come in for criticism online over the way they police protests. Photo: Edmond So

Hong Kong police ask Facebook to remove ‘defamatory’ posts on officers’ handling of protesters, leading to accusations force is stifling free speech

  • Social media giant appears to blank two written requests from senior officers to purge posts and surrender information for investigation
  • Force slams company’s inaction, critics accuse police of interfering with basic freedoms
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Riot officers have come in for criticism online over the way they police protests. Photo: Edmond So
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