Reuters Changes Every Paragraph, Headline In Article About Hong Kong Protests

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  • Reuters article about the Hong Kong protests saw drastic changes Monday, with every paragraph and the headline changed.
  • The original article highlighted reports that Hong Kong police are now threatening protesters with live bullets.
  • The updated article omits this report and instead focuses on the protesters, who are described as throwing “petrol bombs” and wrecking havoc on the city.

Reuters changed an article about the Hong Kong protests Monday, first highlighting allegations that police were threatening protesters with live bullets and later omitting any mention of that news.

The original article was headlined “Hong Kong police threaten to use live bullets as standoff with protesters escalates,” according to an archived version. Published Nov. 17, the article described the ongoing and escalating violence of the months of Hong Kong protests, noting in the first paragraph that police were escalating threats against rioters.

“Hong Kong police threatened on Monday to fire…

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