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Vietnam to tighten grip on Facebook and YouTube influencers

Hanoi proposes new rules to crack down on what it calls fake news

Vietnamese authorities have proposed a decree requiring social media companies to block content after "justified" complaints from individuals or organizations. (Source photo by Ken Kobayashi) 

HANOI -- Vietnam's government is set to impose new regulations targeting popular livestreaming content on social media, including Facebook, YouTube and TikTok, in its latest effort to crack down on internet content that it believes threatens stability in the communist country.

The draft decree proposed by the Ministry of Information and Communications earlier this month is set to take effect after gathering public feedback and signing by Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh.

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