[Vietnam] tightens control of internet

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Subject: [Vietnam] tightens control of internet
From: newsbeanie@dictatorshandbook.net (NewsBeanie)
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Organization: blocknews - www.blocknews.net
Date: Jun 13 2018 12:41:33
Title: Vietnam's New Law Tightens Control Of The Internet
Author: Fnord666
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2018 16:45:00 -0400
Link: https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=18/06/12/1732250&from=rss

Arthur T Knackerbracket[1] has found the following story[2]:

Vietnam wants more control of its internet.

Vietnam is taking a leaf out of China's book when it comes to regulating the
internet.

Legislators in Vietnam have approved a law requiring global tech firms with
operations in the country to keep user data there, Reuters reported Tuesday[3]
.. In addition, social media companies like Facebook[4] will have to remove
offending content from their platforms within one day of receiving a request
from authorities.

An estimated 55 million people in Vietnam use social media regularly and the
country is home to some of Facebook's most active users, ranking at seventh
worldwide, according to a 2018 global digital report[5]. Vietnam already has
existing laws penalising anyone guilty of "propaganda against the state[6]."

[...] There's no timeline given yet as to when the new law will kick in.
Still, people are concerned it will stifle free expression in Vietnam.

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Links:
[1]: https://soylentnews.org/~Arthur+T+Knackerbracket (link)
[2]: https://www.cnet.com/news/vietnam-backs-new-law-to-tighten-control-on-the-internet/#ftag=CAD590a51e (link)
[3]: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-vietnam-socialmedia/vietnam-legislators-back-cyber-law-clamping-down-on-tech-firms-dissent-idUSKBN1J80AE (link)
[4]: https://www.cnet.com/tags/facebook/ (link)
[5]: https://wearesocial.com/sg/blog/2018/01/global-digital-report-2018 (link)
[6]: https://www.cnet.com/news/vietnam-criticize-government-on-social-media-and-go-to-jail/ (link)
[7]: http://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=27248 (link)
[8]: https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=18/06/12/1732250&from=rss (link)


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