Friday, July 26, 2019

"A quest to identify protesters and police officers [in Hong Kong] has people in both groups desperate to protect their anonymity"

The authorities are tracking protest leaders online and seeking their phones. Many protesters now cover their faces, and they fear that the police are using cameras and possibly other tools to single out targets for arrest.

And when the police stopped wearing identification badges as the violence escalated, some protesters began to expose officers’ identities online. One fast-growing channel on the social messaging app Telegram seeks and publishes personal information about officers and their families.
Related (can't vouch for the site):
A major Chinese nationalist internet troll group has disbanded amid backlash over their planned online attacks directed at Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters.


Based on the comments the Diba members left on the pro-democracy platforms, Hong Kong netizens managed to track down extensive personal information of several key Diba members and administrators, including their real name, ID number, address, phone number, and banking information.
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*Previously: "Wild boar on loose in Hong Kong financial district evades police"