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The totalitarian model of information control

In Vietnam took effect on new year's day, a draconian new law to control the Internet and its users. There is Internet required companies to delete any content, contrary to the assessment of the government to the interests of the state. Companies such as Google and Facebook will be obliged, at the request of the government data of users. The journalists ' Association reporters Without borders has criticized the law as "totalitarian model of information control".

According to information from the state security Ministry in Hanoi, the law is directed against "hostile and reactionary forces", the incite over the Internet to violence and turmoil. With the new regulation of the Communist leadership in Hanoi restricts the freedom of expression. The USA, the EU and human rights groups, who had previously protested already against the law.

protection against "confusion" in the company

all Statements and activities on the Internet, which are directed against the state or the government, the Vietnam distort history, or the "confusion" in the company of trigger and "socio-economic activities damage are Prohibited in the new rules, according to".

The law also compels Internet companies such as Google and Facebook, within a period of twelve months in Vietnam missions. Facebook announced in response to the new law, to ensure the safety of its users. Content would be removed, if you speak to the Standards of Facebook, said the group compared with AFP. He pointed out that there were internal guidelines, as with calls from the government side deal.

The Human rights organization Human Rights Watch criticized the law. It will allow the Vietnamese state security Ministry, his "comprehensive control of critics" to further expand and deepen the power monopoly of the Communist party.

(mch/afp)

Created: 01.01.2019, 10:34 PM

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