Google, Facebook & Twitter Threaten To Pull Services In Hong Kong Over "Vague" Doxxing Law | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN

Google, Facebook & Twitter Threaten To Pull Services In Hong Kong Over "Vague" Doxxing Law

The big three internet and social media companies Facebook, Twitter and Google have warned the Hong Kong government that they could quit the city altogether if new controversial data protection laws ostensibly to "combat doxxing" are pushed through. The Silicon Valley giants reportedly made their stance known "privately" according to reporting in The Wall Street Journal Monday.

Without doubt the new proposed legal amendments to existing data protection laws are closely related to the pro-China crackdown which has for many months utterly stifled the kind of large-scale pro-independence protests which defined much of 2019. Facebook, Twitter and Google's anger over the possible beefed-up law centers on the part that would make them liable for revealing individuals' private information online. Also in the cross-hairs is Amazon.

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