There used to be a time when what you saw was what you believed. But in the age of social media, people tend to believe anything being circulated. The avalanche of online speculation and rumour over the extradition bill protests has not only left many confused and sceptical about what they see and hear online, but also led some to believe false information. This is not helped when journalists of traditional media are sometimes restricted from carrying out legitimate reporting duties, while…
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