Facebook and Google ‘Complicit’ in Censorship claims Vietnam Government

Facebook and Google have assisted the Vietnamese government in censoring criticism and suppressing disagreements.

Facebook and Google have assisted the Vietnamese government in censoring criticism and suppressing disagreements.

Vietnamese authorities are notoriously known for restricting freedom of speech.

“In the last decade, the right to freedom of expression flourished on Facebook and YouTube in Vietnam. More recently, however, authorities began focusing on peaceful online expression as an existential threat to the regime,” said Ming Yu Hah, Amnesty International’s deputy regional director for campaigns.

Facebook has announced that it would elevate its compliance with the government of Vietnam in their requests to take down certain content. 

Amnesty estimates that there has been 170 prisoners of conscience in Vietnam. 

69 of them were in jail “solely for their society media activity.”


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