collapse

Author Topic: Facebook Bowed to Vietnam Government’s Censorship Demands  (Read 150 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Atreygutten

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 74
  • Karma: +0/-0
Facebook Bowed to Vietnam Government’s Censorship Demands
« on: October 25, 2021, 07:41:24 AM »
Quote
The company blocked more than twice as many posts from Vietnamese users after Mark Zuckerberg agreed to the government’s demands

The shocking Facebook headlines just keep coming. On Monday, The Washington Post reported that, in late 2020, Mark Zuckerberg personally caved to a demand from Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party to help silence anti-government critics in the Southeast Asian nation. The Post cited three unnamed sources said to be familiar with Zuckerberg’s call, which they say effectively handed the Vietnamese government the power to remove “anti-state” posts from Facebook platforms. The Facebook CEO reportedly gave in to the demand following a threat that the company could be knocked offline in Vietnam, where it earns an estimated $1 billion in annual revenue.

In a statement, Facebook said the decision was justified “to ensure our services remain available for millions of people who rely on them every day.” Meanwhile, CNN reported Monday that Facebook scrambled to take down several human trafficking advertisements on Instagram after the news network flagged them to the company. Separately, The Verge reported that Facebook split nations into four tiers to determine the level of resources each would get to help fight election disinformation.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/zuckerberg-personally-caved-to-censorship-demands-from-vietnam-government-says-report

LOL if FB had rejected the communist peasant request, thousands of foreign businesses that operates in Vietnam would have left the country and the country would be sent back to pre-Doi moi era. Geez what a bunch of uneducated lowlife  -shrug

Offline gaden

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 14316
  • Karma: +90/-10
  • Gender: Male
  • The Grand Lord of Mopeds
Re: Facebook Bowed to Vietnam Government’s Censorship Demands
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2021, 10:24:50 AM »
What about those porn solicitation I get everyday from unknown people on Facebook in VN?

Offline

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13899
  • Karma: +37/-18
Re: Facebook Bowed to Vietnam Government’s Censorship Demands
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2021, 12:58:52 AM »
Vietnam doesn't fear Facebook since they bought an Israeli software that can track all anti-state posters for gov to arrest them.  No wonder Vietnam opens up the economy only to South Koreans. Harming Jew run businesses will put Viet commies in ghettos in no time.  Napoleon lost the war against the British when Jew run businesses got compromised.  Same situation with Hitler just 10x worth since Hitler targeted Jew run businesses from the very beginning.  Jews don't care about human rights as long as they make money.  That Kissinger piece of shait basically destroyed South Vietnam when he realized commie China is worth much more. I talked to the future Vietnamese American president the other day and he said to me: "I will be the first Vietnamese president but I will still be a Jew backed president". He knows his shait alright.

Offline V-Unit

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 746
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Gender: Male
Re: Facebook Bowed to Vietnam Government’s Censorship Demands
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2021, 05:32:29 AM »
Lol and not just for business purposes but also more publicity if china does some sus shwit. Vietnamese can complain on facebook and that will give more global exposure. Vietnam will not ban facebook in the foreseeable future, especially for business purposes.

Offline gaden

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 14316
  • Karma: +90/-10
  • Gender: Male
  • The Grand Lord of Mopeds
Re: Facebook Bowed to Vietnam Government’s Censorship Demands
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2021, 05:14:52 PM »
How does Facebook make money anyway?  From advertising and online sales brokerage?  I have never bought anything on Facebook.

 
Note: this post will not display until it's been approved by a moderator.
Name: Email:

* Recent Posts

The bicentennial celebration of Panama by convoy
[Yesterday at 10:20:43 PM]


The bicentennial celebration of Panama by convoy
[Yesterday at 04:08:10 PM]


Is anyone experiencing forum freeze after posting? by V-Unit
[Yesterday at 05:57:47 AM]


Việt Nam to focus more on COVID-19 hospitalisations, deaths rather than case counts by convoy
[November 26, 2021, 10:08:17 PM]


Hanoians reluctant to rely on metro by Atreygutten
[November 26, 2021, 02:25:27 PM]


everyone welcome my friend SapphireSky! welcome to VR! by ASEAN Nationalist Party ( honorary Viet)
[November 25, 2021, 07:31:26 PM]


Gan I can't log in ( this is asean nationalist party) by ASEAN Nationalist Party ( honorary Viet)
[November 25, 2021, 07:30:16 PM]


Policies needed to attract talented people by convoy
[November 25, 2021, 05:07:44 AM]


Việt Nam tourism: Light at the end of the tunnel? by gaden
[November 24, 2021, 10:21:55 PM]


The new metro of Hanoi is already a failure... by V-Unit
[November 23, 2021, 05:13:09 PM]


Been doing OT a lot lately by V-Unit
[November 23, 2021, 05:09:39 PM]


Việt Nam tourism: Light at the end of the tunnel? by convoy
[November 21, 2021, 11:25:46 PM]


Vietnam likes adidas why? by
[November 20, 2021, 06:22:40 AM]


Viet british pornstar harriet sugarcookie wants to learn more about vietnamese by gaden
[November 19, 2021, 03:37:37 PM]


What's the best way to stop a stampede? by gaden
[November 19, 2021, 03:08:32 PM]


So the Hanoi Metro is basically a sightseeing transportation. by gaden
[November 19, 2021, 03:01:15 PM]


Clean energy development to help reduce dependence on imports by convoy
[November 19, 2021, 10:19:08 AM]


VCP finally finishes its first ever metro after 10000 years by CoconutXO
[November 18, 2021, 11:11:05 PM]


Clean energy development to help reduce dependence on imports by convoy
[November 18, 2021, 10:12:26 PM]

* Travel / Food

Is banh xeo a Khmer snack? by CoconutXO
[November 25, 2021, 07:04:04 AM]

* News Feeds

* Provocative Journalism / Destructive Power

No posts were found.