Facebook, Whatsapp won't give users' info to Hong Kong government
Topics: FACEBOOK WHATSAPP HONG KONG
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.
“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. ■