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


A man uses an iPad device in a coffee shop in Hanoi, Vietnam May 18, 2018. REUTERS/Kham

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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