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Vietnam Says Facebook Violated Controversial Cybersecurity Law

Facebook has violated Vietnam's new cybersecurity law by allowing users to post anti-government comments on the platform, state media said on Wednesday, days after the controversial legislation took effect in the communist-ruled country. Despite economic reforms and increasing openness to social change, Vietnam's Communist Party retains tight media censorship and does not tolerate dissent. "Facebook had reportedly not responded to a request to remove fan pages provoking activities against the state," the official Vietnam News Agency said, citing the Ministry of Information and Communication. Facebook did not immediately respond to a request from Reuters for comment. The ministry said Facebook also allowed personal accounts to upload posts containing "slanderous" content, anti-government sentiment and defamation of individuals and organizations, the agency added. "This content had been found to seriously violate Vietnam's Law on cybersecurity" and government regulations on the management, provision and use of internet services, it quoted the ministry as... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline article, Vietnam Says Facebook Violated Controversial Cybersecurity Law, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give 'Phuket Hotel Deals' a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you visit 'VOA NEWS'. Thank you Vietnam Says Facebook Violated Controversial Cybersecurity Law

 

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