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Vietnam activists flock to ‘safe’ social media after cyber crackdown


Many Vietnamese activists are now turning to Minds, a US-based open-source platform, fearing Facebook could be complying with the new rules. — Reuters

Many Vietnamese activists are now turning to Minds, a US-based open-source platform, fearing Facebook could be complying with the new rules. — Reuters

HANOI: Tens of thousands of Vietnamese social media users are flocking to a self-professed free speech platform to avoid tough Internet controls in a new cybersecurity law, activists said. 

The draconian law requires Internet companies to scrub critical content and hand over user data if Vietnam’s Communist government demands it. 

   

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