HONG KONG (AP) – A Hong Kong internet service provider announced Thursday it had blocked access to a democracy-friendly website in order to comply with the city’s national security law.
In a statement emailed Thursday, the Hong Kong Broadband Network said it had disabled access to HKChronicles, a website that compiles information on “yellow” stores that support the city’s democracy movement and personal information and pictures released by police and pro had Beijing supporters as part of a doxing action during the anti-government protests in 2019.
“We have disabled access to the website in accordance with the requirements of the National Security Act. The measure was taken on January 13th, ”the company said.
The site’s editor-in-chief Naomi Chan said in a post last week that users in Hong Kong had reported the site as inaccessible. Chan accused telecommunications companies such as SmarTone, China Mobile Hong Kong, PCCW, and Hong Kong Broadband Network for blocking the website.