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The bank is complying with its legal obligations and is "not in a position to judge the motives" of Hong Kong police, chief executive Noel Quinn said on Tuesday(Reuters)

HSBC 'aiding crackdown on democracy' in Hong Kong, British lawmakers say

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 09:41 PM IST
  • Founded in Hong Kong but headquartered in Britain, HSBC has historically tried to remain politically neutral. Recently however it has shown support for Beijing, most notably last June when its top executive in Asia signed a petition backing China’s imposition of a national security law on Hong Kong.
Facebook said that the document cited by Collins was taken out of context. ‘The engineers who had flagged these initial concerns subsequently looked into this further and found no evidence of specific Russian activity,’ the company said in an email to Bloomberg Tuesday.(AFP)
Facebook said that the document cited by Collins was taken out of context. ‘The engineers who had flagged these initial concerns subsequently looked into this further and found no evidence of specific Russian activity,’ the company said in an email to Bloomberg Tuesday.(AFP)

Facebook knew of Russian data gathering in 2014, UK lawmaker says

Bloomberg | By Jeremy Kahn and Nate Lanxon Bloomberg
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2018 07:20 PM IST
Previously, Facebook has said it was unaware of this sort of Russian activity on the social network until after the 2016 election. Damian Collins, head of a committee of British lawmakers investigating the impact of fake news, said he had reviewed an email from a Facebook engineer highlighting suspicious Russian-linked data harvesting on Facebook two years before that.
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