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Facebook pauses sharing WhatsApp user info with Hong Kong authorities


The company said it will review China's new National Security Law, which went into effect Tuesday and is widely seen as a crackdown on pro-democracy protesters.

Protesters demonstrate against a new national security law in Hong Kong on July 1, 2020. Vincent Yu / AP file

Facebook and its popular WhatsApp messaging service are putting a hold on what information they share with Hong Kong law enforcement, as the company reviews a sweeping new security law from Beijing.

Twitter and Google had similarly paused such sharing last week, spokespeople for the companies said Monday.

China's National Security Law, which ...


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