VN wants its own social networks

The Government is encouraging made-in-Việt Nam internet platforms to replace international giants like Google and Facebook as part of its long-term efforts to strengthen cyber security, the communications minister said on April 18. As part of its efforts to ensure accurate information, the ministry has also convinced YouTube to remove 1,500 clips with “illegal content”, he added. Minister of Information and Communications Trương Minh Tuấn took the stage during a Q&A session broadcast live from the National Assembly’s Standing Committee in which lawmakers fired questions at him about the spread of fake news on the internet and cyber security risks in Việt Nam. This is the first time a Q&A session has been held during a meeting of the NASC.

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