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Screenshots of notices sent to the holders of the deleted accounts said they had broken laws and regulations governing online content
The "predators" reportedly trampled on press freedom through censorship, by jailing journalists or by inciting violence against media workers
Benedict Rogers, co-founder of Hong Kong Watch, said the suppression of Apple Daily 'represents the death of media freedom in Hong Kong'
The Hong Kong government says use of the internet will not be affected so long as its use is within the law
The end of the popular 26-year-old tabloid has escalated alarm over media freedom and other rights in the Chinese-ruled city
Among those said to be in detention are journalists, social media users, religious figures, and land rights and anti-corruption activists
The incident raises further concerns about media freedoms in the Chinese-ruled city
The law bans organizations or individuals from "slandering or derogating the honor of servicemen [and women]"
More than 80 journalists have been arrested since the February 1 coup, and over 50 of them face criminal charges
The prime minister appeared briefly in court via video conference to reaffirm his affidavits