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Facebook, Google to Deny Hong Kong’s Authorities Access to User Data

Facebook, Google, and Twitter revealed that they would be blocking Hong Kong’s authorities from accessing user data after sweeping new security laws stifling political dissent were announced at the starting of this month.
news - Facebook, Google to Deny Hong Kong's Authorities Access to User Data

Facebook, Google, and Twitter revealed that they would be blocking Hong Kong’s authorities from accessing user data after sweeping new security laws stifling political dissent were announced at the starting of this month.

news - Facebook, Google to Deny Hong Kong's Authorities Access to User Data

Tech giants Apple and Microsoft are yet to reveal their policies towards the new laws.

The new laws in Hong Kong ban “separatism, subversion, terrorism and foreign interference,” and require all social media networks to remove content that the authorities deem illegal and comply with their decryption requests.

Since the security laws were announced, social media users in Hong Kong have been rushing to alter their digital footprints or remove their presence entirely from social media platforms.

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