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Facebook runs afoul of Vietnam's new cybersecurity law

Social network accused of ignoring Hanoi's requests to remove critical posts

A 3D-printed Facebook logo is seen in front of displayed stock graph in this illustration photo, March 20, 2018.
Facebook has a large following among Vietnam's young, fast-growing social media population, with around 60 million users.   © Reuters

HANOI -- Facebook has been accused of violating Vietnam's new cybersecurity law over allegations that the social network failed to comply with Hanoi's requests to delete anti-government comments.

The case, reported by local media Wednesday, represents a much-anticipated test of the law, which took effect this month but whose details remain mostly shrouded in secrecy.

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