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Facebook, Whatsapp won't give users' info to Hong Kong government

Christian Fernsby ▼ | July 6, 2020
Facebook and its messaging service WhatsApp said Monday they are suspending requests from the Hong Kong government and law enforcement authorities for information on users.
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The pause will take place “pending further assessment” of a new national security law imposed on Hong Kong by China, and would include “formal human rights due diligence and consultations with human rights experts,” a Facebook company spokesman said in a statement.

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“We believe freedom of expression is a fundamental human right and support the right of people to express themselves without fear for their safety or other repercussions,” the spokesman said.