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Vietnam communists WANT Facebook Shutdown December 2020
« on: November 20, 2020, 02:41:18 AM »
Do so will hurt the economy, and hurt the commies´ interest long run.  I can´t believe they are that stupid lol.  They spending billions of dollars building hotels to rip off international travelers and welcome white retirees and the last thing they want is the branding of China number 2.  But communist countries are never rich for a reason and for as long as communism has been around (100+ years now).

https://www.reuters.com/article/vietnam-facebook-shutdown/exclusive-vietnam-threatens-to-shut-down-facebook-over-censorship-requests-source-idUSL1N2I603T

acebook, which serves about 60 million users in Vietnam as the main platform for both e-commerce and expressions of political dissent, is under constant government scrutiny.

Reuters exclusively reported in April that Facebook’s local servers in Vietnam were taken offline early this year until it complied with the government’s demands.

Facebook has long faced criticism from rights group for being too compliant with government censorship requests.

“However, we will do everything we can to ensure that our services remain available so people can continue to express themselves,” the spokeswoman said.

Vietnam has tried to launch home-grown social media networks to compete with Facebook, but none has reached any meaningful level of popularity. The Facebook official said the company had not seen an exodus of Vietnamese users to the local platforms.


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Re: Vietnam communists WANT Facebook Shutdown December 2020
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2020, 02:45:04 AM »
https://www.voanews.com/east-asia-pacific/vietnam-tells-facebook-yield-censors-or-well-shut-you-down-source-says

HANOI, VIETNAM - Vietnam has threatened to shut down Facebook in the country if it does not bow to government pressure to censor more local political content on its platform, a senior official at the U.S. social media giant told Reuters.

Facebook complied with a government request in April to significantly increase its censorship of "anti-state" posts for local users, but Vietnam asked the company again in August to step up its restrictions of critical posts, the official said.

"We made an agreement in April. Facebook has upheld our end of the agreement, and we expected the government of Vietnam to do the same," said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity citing the sensitivity of the subject.

"They have come back to us and sought to get us to increase the volume of content that we're restricting in Vietnam. We've told them no. That request came with some threats about what might happen if we didn't."

The official said the threats included shutting down Facebook altogether in Vietnam, a major market for the social media company where it earns revenue of nearly $1 billion, according to two sources familiar with the numbers.

Facebook has faced mounting pressure from governments over its content policies, including threats of new regulations and fines. But it has avoided a ban in all but the few places where it has never been allowed to operate, such as China.

In Vietnam, despite sweeping economic reform and increasing openness to social change, the ruling Communist Party retains tight control of media and tolerates little opposition. The country ranks fifth from bottom in a global ranking of press freedom compiled by Reporters Without Borders.

Vietnam's foreign ministry said in response to questions from Reuters that Facebook should abide by local laws and cease "spreading information that violates traditional Vietnamese customs and infringes upon state interests."

A spokeswoman for Facebook said it had faced additional pressure from Vietnam to censor more content in recent months.

In its biannual transparency report released on Friday, Facebook said it had restricted access to 834 items in Vietnam in the first six months of this year, following requests from the government of Vietnam to remove anti-state content.

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Facebook, which serves about 60 million users in Vietnam as the main platform for both e-commerce and expressions of political dissent is under constant government scrutiny.

Reuters exclusively reported in April that Facebook's local servers in Vietnam were taken offline early this year until it complied with the government's demands.

Facebook has long faced criticism from rights group for being too compliant with government censorship requests.

"However, we will do everything we can to ensure that our services remain available so people can continue to express themselves," the spokesperson said.

Vietnam has tried to launch home-grown social media networks to compete with Facebook, but none has reached any meaningful level of popularity. The Facebook official said the company had not seen an exodus of Vietnamese users to the local platforms.

The official said Facebook had been subject to a "14-month-long negative media campaign" in state-controlled Vietnamese press before arriving at the current impasse.

Asked about Vietnam's threat to shut down Facebook, rights group Amnesty International said the fact it had not yet been banned after defying the Vietnamese government's threats showed that the company could do more to resist Hanoi's demands.

"Facebook has a clear responsibility to respect human rights wherever they operate in the world and Vietnam is no exception," Ming Yu Hah, Amnesty's deputy regional director for campaigns, said. "Facebook are prioritizing profits in Vietnam, and failing to respect human rights."

 

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Re: Vietnam communists WANT Facebook Shutdown December 2020
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2020, 05:35:45 AM »
Good, fb is senosring conservatives in America. But not enough for VC poop party.
I m surprised congress hasn’t called fb to the floor yet for their behavior.

I can’t wait til fb and Twitter get broken up.

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Re: Vietnam communists WANT Facebook Shutdown December 2020
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2020, 07:11:16 AM »
The Chinese used facebook to collect data then use it against you. They know everything about you. They are funded terrorist and dissent groups to hurt upu.. Enjoy having Chinese monitoring your network 24/7.  :))

Wohoo Acebook aka patriotic book, no more prsky VNCH and Chinese  monitoring VN and spreading propagandas.  Only hardcord patriotic ready to die viet zombies.  :D

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Re: Vietnam communists WANT Facebook Shutdown December 2020
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2020, 06:15:02 PM »
Well good luck with driving investors away from Vietnam. Vietnam will ALWAYS remain a 3rd world country as long as the communist is in power. But I don't think they are that stupid. Probably a scare tactic. They threaten this before and always backed down. Too much is at stake and Vietnam's economy is nowhere near any of the major SEA countries.

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Re: Vietnam communists WANT Facebook Shutdown December 2020
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2020, 09:54:22 PM »


Facebook needs to be shutdown. It listed the Paracel and Spratly islands belong to China many time. It is working for China. It ignores Vietnam's request to remove it.

Facebook is not serving the Vietnamese people.

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Re: Vietnam communists WANT Facebook Shutdown December 2020
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2020, 02:20:21 AM »
even commie peasants want to keep facebook.  Commie elite does not want to anger their base.

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Re: Vietnam communists WANT Facebook Shutdown December 2020
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2020, 06:45:04 AM »
What Vietnamese people do is internal affairs. Homeless fools like you need to mind your own business.   -elaugh

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Re: Vietnam communists WANT Facebook Shutdown December 2020
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2020, 05:27:46 PM »
This is a 50-50 for or against. 

Facebook is good to keep in contact with my family in VN.
But I always get solicited with big boob women for something.

As far as what it does for VN economically or culturally, Idn....  I would say to leave it open since it doesn't do a darn thing.  It might help VN economically if it introduces the world to Vietnamese products and information. 

 
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