Vietnam wants 50% of social media users on domestic platforms by 2020

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  • Friday, 09 Nov 2018

Vietnamese Internet activist Nguyen Lan Thang looks at a Facebook page at a cafe in Hanoi November 27, 2013. REUTERS/Kham/File Photo

HANOI: Vietnam wants 50% of its social media customers to use domestic social networks by 2020 and plans to prevent “toxic information” on Facebook and Google, the information ministry said in a statement on Nov 8.

The ministry has been drafting a code of conduct for the internet to “build a healthy and safe network environment”.

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