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Hong Kong Democracy Website Experiences Temporary Blockage From Hong Kong ISPs

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Hong Kong Democracy Website Experiences Temporary Blockage From Hong Kong ISPs

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A website “dedicated to exposing people supporting tyranny and dictatorship in Hong Kong” started receiving reports overnight on Jan. 6 that Hong Kong users were unable to access the site. Hong Kong Chronicles is a primarily Cantonese site that has been collating a database of information related to the Hong Kong protests, such as incidents of police brutality and the profiles of those allegedly complicit. In an announcement made on Jan. 7, the site’s chief editor and operator Naomi Chan clarified that the site was not blocking users and had no plan of doing so. The site’s team found that some Hong Kong Internet service providers (ISPs) had been dropping connections to the site’s server, effectively blocking users’ access to the site’s content. Chan listed Smartone, CMHK, HKBN, PCCW as some of the ISPs that were found to have participated in the blockage. Chan wrote that after the investigation, the …

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