Older Hongkongers taking to online apps and social media for latest updates on protests, and some may join rallies too squib

Retired schoolteacher Bill Lau, 66, first learned about the messaging app Telegram and online forum LIHKG – platforms popular with protesters – from his friends and younger daughter respectively.Curious, he downloaded Telegram and started checking out LIHKG links from his daughter, and now spends at least half an hour on them each day.Both apps have played a critical role in the increasingly violent anti-government unrest, now in its fifth month. Protesters, who insist the movement is…
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