GitLab, a code-sharing website, is no longer accessible on Apple’s browser Safari in Hong Kong. According to The Intercept, the website is inaccessible for “safety” reasons after Apple quietly started applying a blacklist operated by Tencent in Hong Kong.
Apple did not say why the blacklist started applying in Hong Kong.
Unlike the mainland, Hong Kong has enjoyed censorship-free internet for decades. However, that freedom began crumbling with the passing of the “national security law” in 2020.
Apple appears to be the only North American tech company applying the Tencent blacklist to Hong Kong.
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