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Hong Kong, already grappling with tightened policing to rein in widespread protests that followed last year's proposed extradition bill, is now bracing for the prospect of stricter digital controls.
Chinese fans of Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons are paying a premium on foreign consoles and finding ways to skirt limits imposed by local regulators on a game that has become both a breakout worldwide hit and political flashpoint.
Recent controversies could prompt the Cyberspace Administration of China to scrutinise the video game sector, analysts say. China is the industry’s biggest market, with more than 720 million gamers across mobile, desktop personal computer and console hardware.
Social media anger from Chinese nationalists over a Thai internet model's comments has set off a regional storm uniting pro-democracy campaigners against pro-Beijing cyber-warriors, with insults and mocking memes flying back and forth.
A Nintendo Switch video game has been pulled off China's grey market e-commerce platforms, Reuters' checks show, after Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong used the game to protest against Beijing’s rule of the Chinese territory.
Nintendo’s Animal Crossing has been an escape for many during the Covid-19 lockdown, and now it’s become a place for Hong Kong protesters to congregate without flouting social distancing rules.
Young HK protesters are making videos giving their name and the time, stating they would never commit suicide, meaning that if they're found dead they must have been killed.
Soon after Alex Chow fell off the edge of a parking garage in Hong Kong, the allegations began spreading online.
People’s Daily says Facebook gave ‘rioters special privileges to disseminate fake news’, while Global Times calls for it to be put on unreliable entity listIt comes after social media giant suspended one outlet’s page and the city’s police reporting hotlines on messaging service WhatsApp
Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong said that Google Inc warned him about government-backed hacking attempts as the former British colony’s historic protests continue to draw global attention – and China’s ire.