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Vietnam: The New Code Of Conduct On Social Media Is Not Legally Binding

Vietnam: The New Code Of Conduct On Social Media Is Not Legally Binding
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On June 17, 2021, Reuters reported that Vietnam announced a national code of conduct for social media. This new code would be the national guidelines on social media behavior in Vietnam, where users are encouraged to post positive content about the country. There are certain prohibitions for social media users

Trinh Huu Long
Trinh Huu Long
Internet Freedom
Vietnamese Activists React to Facebook Taking Down “Anti-state” Posts

Vietnamese Activists React to Facebook Taking Down “Anti-state” Posts
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In mid-April, Reuters broke the news that Facebook agreed to censor so-called “anti-state” posts after the Vietnamese government put pressure on the social networking site and took local servers offline, slowing down traffic. Since the news broke, the activist and politically-engaged community in Vietnam has been determined to jump over

Linh Nguyen
Linh Nguyen
Internet Freedom
Vietnam: Putting Up with Facebook

Vietnam: Putting Up with Facebook
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This article was originally published in SEAPA.org on June 3, 2019. As Facebook recently announced that it would agree to significantly increase censorship of “anti-state” posts for Vietnamese users, according to Reuters, we would think this article is providing a glimpse of how life is for an independent news

Quynh-Vi Tran
Quynh-Vi Tran
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Vietnamese Police Continue Questioning People Over Facebook Activities

Vietnamese Police Continue Questioning People Over Facebook Activities
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The police force in Ben Tre Province, Vietnam seemed to have been quite busy in the last few months, going after people’s postings on Facebook. In January 2019, their Domestic Security Bureau took a university student in and questioned him over his Facebook’s usage, including whether he had

thereporter
thereporter
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Vietnamese Police Questioned University Student Over Facebook Postings

Vietnamese Police Questioned University Student Over Facebook Postings
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On February 1, 2019, the Domestic Security Bureau of Ben Tre Province interviewed Tran Ngoc Phuc, a 21-year-old student of Ton Duc Thang University in Ho Chi Minh City at their station. Dong Khoi online newspaper, a publication of the VCP’s Provincial Committee in Ben Tre, published the story

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thereporter
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Facebook’s Community Standards Continue to Hinder Activism in Vietnam

Facebook’s Community Standards Continue to Hinder Activism in Vietnam
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For almost two months, a group of drivers in Vietnam continuously protested against a BOT (Build-Operate-Transfer) toll booth near Ho Chi Minh City for collecting illegal fees after its contractual time had expired. According to the group, BOT An Suong was collecting fees illegally when their contract with the government

Quynh-Vi Tran
Quynh-Vi Tran
Freedom of Expression
MINDS’ CEO: Protect Free Speech, Will Only Respond to U.S Subpoenas

MINDS’ CEO: Protect Free Speech, Will Only Respond to U.S Subpoenas
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In the past few days, thousands of social media users in Vietnam have relocated to Minds. At the same time, debates erupted where people questioned Minds’ technology, policies, and even the possibilities that Minds would cooperate with the Vietnamese authorities in the future to “sell out” its users. Luật Khoa

Doan Trang
Doan Trang
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“Minds” over Facebook: Vietnamese Netizens’ Great Cyber Exodus?

“Minds” over Facebook: Vietnamese Netizens’ Great Cyber Exodus?
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In the past two days, the “F-Generation” of Vietnam started what seems to be an online exodus when many well-known Facebookers announced that they are moving on to Minds.com – an alternate platform for social media. The “F” in F-Generation stands for “Facebook” as the online social media giant has

Quynh-Vi Tran
Quynh-Vi Tran
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