Exclusive: Meet the founder of Hong Kong's largest pro-gov't Facebook group SaveHK

A pro-government Facebook group – which was the biggest in Hong Kong before being abruptly shut down by the social media platform last De...


A pro-government Facebook group – which was the biggest in Hong Kong before being abruptly shut down by the social media platform last December – has bounced back after launching a new group and regaining many of its followers.

SaveHK is run by Adrian Ho, the nephew of former Macau Chief Executive Edmund Ho Hau-wah.

The group calls itself a “blue camp group for those who love the country and love Hong Kong, to save Hong Kong using positive energy.” It boasted at one point close to 200,000 members. Within days after being shut down, a new group was created which grew to 110,000 followers.

By comparison, dozens of other pro-establishment groups count membership in the tens of thousands each. Two district-based groups intended for “yellow” or anti-government users had around 100,000 to 120,000 members.

Photo: Ocean Tham/HKFP

Users of SaveHK actively discuss current events and share news, memes, photos, and videos, on topics ranging from the protests of 2019, Covid-19 and Chinese and international politics. Some followers even share their distress about family members with opposing political views. More often than not, users will voice support for government decisions and police actions, attracting thousands of “likes” and hundreds of comments.

Photo: Ocean Tham/HKFP.

Sometimes members will question government policies in what they call a constructive spirit, or wonder why the chief executive is not more forceful in implementing her plans.

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