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Vietnam’s Shaky Crusade Against Online ‘Trash Culture’
December 15, 2022

Vietnam’s Shaky Crusade Against Online ‘Trash Culture’

By Le Nguyen Duy Hau
In the absence of firm principles, Vietnam’s ambitious effort to combat malicious online content has been guided by public outrage.

The Quiet Evolution of Vietnam’s Digital Authoritarianism
November 19, 2022

The Quiet Evolution of Vietnam’s Digital Authoritarianism

By Gerard McDermott and Alice Larsson
Digital rights in Vietnam are declining as a new system of surveillance and control has emerged in the country, with the support of Western tech giants.
Vietnam Introduces 24-Hour Take-Down Requirement for Social Media Platforms
November 09, 2022

Vietnam Introduces 24-Hour Take-Down Requirement for Social Media Platforms

By Sebastian Strangio
The move is the latest in the state's attempts to cleanse the online sphere of "false news" and "anti-state" content.

Vietnamese Government Readies New Social Media Controls: Report
September 30, 2022

Vietnamese Government Readies New Social Media Controls: Report

By Sebastian Strangio
It will soon introduce restrictions on which social media accounts can post news-related content.

Explaining the Vietnamese Public’s Mixed Responses to the Russia-Ukraine Crisis
March 18, 2022

Explaining the Vietnamese Public’s Mixed Responses to the Russia-Ukraine Crisis

By To Minh Son
Russian President Vladimir Putin has attracted both admirers and detractors among the country's active netizens.

Vietnam Formulates Nationwide Code of Conduct for Social Media
June 21, 2021

Vietnam Formulates Nationwide Code of Conduct for Social Media

By Sebastian Strangio
Whether or not it is enforceable, the move hints at Hanoi’s desire for tight control over what its citizens say and do online.

Ahead of Vietnam’s One-Party Elections, the State Punishes Online Calls for Democracy
May 21, 2021

Ahead of Vietnam’s One-Party Elections, the State Punishes Online Calls for Democracy

By Tessa Weal
To secure its monopoly on power, the Communist Party bends the rules, bans the competition, and dominates the digital landscape.
Could Vietnam Really Shut Down Facebook?
November 23, 2020

Could Vietnam Really Shut Down Facebook?

By Sebastian Strangio
Reports of recent threats notwithstanding, such a move would invite massive blowback from the public.

In Vietnam, Many Are Mourning the Downfall of an American Idol
November 12, 2020

In Vietnam, Many Are Mourning the Downfall of an American Idol

By Pham Thi Thuy Duong and Truong Thuy Quynh
“If I could die for Mr. Trump to become the President," wrote one Vietnamese Facebook user, "I would be very willing to do so.”

Public Shaming is Terrible, But So Is Poor Journalism
October 19, 2020

Public Shaming is Terrible, But So Is Poor Journalism

By Vu Lam
The online attacks on Vietnam's "Patient 17" were disgraceful, but there is no evidence that her identity was leaked by the Vietnamese government.

Facebook: Vietnam’s Fickle Partner-in-Crime
July 09, 2020

Facebook: Vietnam’s Fickle Partner-in-Crime

By Dien Luong
Vietnam’s government has been able to co-opt Facebook to act in its own interests – for now.
Vietnam’s Controversial Cybersecurity Law Spells Tough Times for Activists
January 04, 2019

Vietnam’s Controversial Cybersecurity Law Spells Tough Times for Activists

By Thoi Nguyen
The new law took effect on January 1, despite criticisms at home and abroad.

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