Vietnam has introduced new social media guidelines. The rules will enforce the government’s crackdown of dissent seen Vietnam’s track record of no tolerance of political opposition. This article is published by German Media Company Deutsche Welle. Here is an excerpt:
Vietnam has introduced new guidelines that codify ethics for social media companies and the public, according to the state’s news agency and other local media.
Besides requiring individuals to be themselves on platforms and avoiding fake news, the new code also requires social media organizations to “deal with users in accordance with Vietnamese law” if they’re requested by authorities to remove content from their platforms.
What do the new guidelines say?
The guidelines encourage users to create accounts using their real identities, share information from official sources, and avoid posting content, which violates Vietnamese law or contains bad language.
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