Hong Kong leader Leung swarmed by ‘angry’ emojis on Facebook

(From AFP)

Hong Kong’s beleaguered leader is nearly 100 times more unpopular than US presidential hopeful Donald Trump, according to Facebook’s new “angry-face” button that allows netizens to voice their displeasure on the social network.

Leung Chun-ying

Leung Chun-ying

Chief executive Leung Chun-ying received nearly 133,000 angry emojis on his Facebook profile picture by Saturday, three days after a raft of new emojis were introduced by the social network. Trump’s picture, however, only garnered 1,400 angry faces.

Facebook posts on Leung’s page, where public viewers cannot leave a comment, also attracted thousands of angry emojis. Leung is seen by many as out of touch with the city’s residents.

Locals are upset over soaring property prices and lagging wages, which has taken a further toll on the government’s popularity. Read More



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