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LIHKG

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LIHKG
LIHKG logo.png
Type of site
Available inChinese
Area servedHong Kong
URLlihkg.com Edit this at Wikidata
CommercialNo
RegistrationOptional[notes 1]
Current statusActive
LIHKG
Traditional Chinese連登
Simplified Chinese连登

LIHKG (Unofficial Chinese: 連登; Cantonese Yale: Lìhndāng) is a multi-category forum website based in Hong Kong. The website has gained popularity since the launch in 2016, and is often referred to as the Hong Kong version of Reddit.[1][2][3]

Threads with more up-votes and replies appear towards the top of topic sections and, if they receive sufficient votes and replies, ultimately on the site's "Popular" section.[4]

LIHKG pig mascot featured at an exhibition in Japan

The website is well known for being one of the main platforms for discussing the strategies for the leaderless anti-extradition bill protests in 2019.[5][6]

Registration[edit]

Registration of membership is restricted to people with a Hong Kong ISP or an institution of higher education email address located in Hong Kong. Registered members may create threads on the site, while uploading contents such as text posts, hyperlinks or images. The posts then receive replies and may be voted up or down by other members. Posts are separated into various categories and are then grouped in the "Chat" category.[7][8]

Attacks[edit]

As of December 2019, the LIHKG website was the subject of a DDoS attack by the Great Cannon of China.[9]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ LIHKG can be viewed without an account but registration with an e-mail address registered with an ISP or a higher education institution in Hong Kong is required to submit, comment or vote.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Otsuka, Hana. "Hong Kong university teaching assistant gets suspended after threatening to fail student protestors". The Independent Singapore. Retrieved 2019-06-22.
  2. ^ "Despite Political Party Ban, Hong Kong Independence Groups Persist". Voice of America. Retrieved 2019-06-22.
  3. ^ "Hong Kong protests: How the city's Reddit-like forum LIHKG has become the leading platform for organising demonstrations". TODAYonline.
  4. ^ "【反方丈霸權】高登仔棄高登!另起爐灶LIHKG 登下載榜首". Apple Daily 蘋果日報. Retrieved 2019-06-22.
  5. ^ Su, Alice. "A new kind of Hong Kong activism emerges as protesters mobilize without any leaders". latimes.com. Retrieved 2019-06-22.
  6. ^ "'Hong Kong Reddit': how social media shaped extradition protests". South China Morning Post. 29 June 2019.
  7. ^ "高登仔另起爐灶 傳「方丈」被炒 林祖舜:我屹立不倒!". Apple Daily 蘋果日報. Retrieved 2019-06-22.
  8. ^ "What is LIHKG and how did it become go-to forum for Hong Kong's protesters?". South China Morning Post. 3 August 2019.
  9. ^ Doman, Chris (2019-12-04). "The "Great Cannon" has been deployed again". AT&T Cybersecurty blog. Retrieved 2019-12-06.

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