4 months Videos of HK military crackdown spark fears Manilatimes |World
HONG Kong: Videos falsely claiming to show a Chinese military crackdown against pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong have flooded social media over the past week, according to an Agence France-Presse (AFP) investigation that has debunked multiple posts. The videos, which have been viewed millions of times, have compounded fears about China’s potential intervention into a two-month crisis that has seen increasingly violent confrontations between protesters and Hong Kong’s police. Some of the false posts appeared shortly after a Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman last week highlighted during a press conference a law that allows troops to be deployed across Hong Kong ... more