Pompeo hails FB, Google, Twitter for HK decision

Wednesday, 08. July 2020 16:34

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo praised Facebook Inc., Google LLC and Twitter for their decisions to stop reviewing user data requests from Chinese law enforcement in Hong Kong.

Speaking at a press briefing, he revealed that the US Attorney General Willam Barr will "deliver a set of remarks" on alleged intellectual property theft by China. "We have been engaged in a constant evaluation about ensuring that we protect the privacy of American citizens," he said while answering a question on possible bans of Chinese social media apps in the US.

Pompeo again claimed that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has a "credibility problem" in relation to its response to the pandemic, inviting to "come clean" and make sure that the World Health Organization's (WHO) investigative team is "allowed to do real work." The US diplomat also accused the CCP of enforcing "slave labor" in the Xinjiang region.

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