Social media firms worried about China’s Hong Kong security law

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam called the law ‘mild’ compared with those in other countries, but tech giants and social media companies are not convinced.

Some of the world’s largest social media companies are reviewing their operations in Hong Kong after Beijing imposed its new national security law.

Some social media platforms have announced that they will suspend processing government and police requests for user data.

But Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said the legislation would protect and not undermine the city’s freedoms and human rights.

Al Jazeera’s Sarah Clarke has more from Hong Kong.