Facebook agreed to censor posts after Vietnam slowed traffic, say sources


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FILE PHOTO An internet user browses through the Vietnamese governments new Facebook page in Hanoi Vietnam December 30 2015. REUTERSKhamFile Photo

An Internet user browses through the Vietnamese government’s Facebook page in Hanoi, Vietnam. In an emailed statement, Facebook confirmed it had reluctantly complied with the government’s request to ‘restrict access to content which it has deemed to be illegal’. — Reuters

HANOI: Facebook’s local servers in Vietnam were taken offline early this year, slowing local traffic to a crawl until it agreed to significantly increase the censorship of “anti-state” posts for local users, two sources at the company told Reuters on April 21.

The restrictions, which the sources said were carried out by state-owned telecommunications companies, knocked the servers offline for around seven weeks, meaning the website became unusable at times. Tiếp tục đọc “Facebook agreed to censor posts after Vietnam slowed traffic, say sources”

Cambridge Analytica causing trouble for Facebook in Southeast Asia

dw – In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, Facebook is being forced to answer tough questions in Southeast Asian countries on whether its platform is being abused and if citizens’ data has been misused.    

Mark Zuckerberg Facebook Indonesien Joko Widodo Jakarta 13.10. (Getty Images/ Oscar Siagian)

After the latest turn in the ongoing Cambridge Analytica user data scandal, Indonesia’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology said Friday it would investigate Facebook over possible violations of Indonesian privacy law. Tiếp tục đọc “Cambridge Analytica causing trouble for Facebook in Southeast Asia”

Vì sao Facebook đánh mất niềm tin của giới truyền thông


Tháng 5/2019, một tờ báo điện tử có lượng truy cập thuộc hàng lớn nhất Việt Nam đã quyết định đóng fanpage trên Facebook, chấp nhận mất một nguồn traffic đáng kể. Không chỉ trang mạng này, nhiều tờ báo khác, cả Việt Nam lẫn quốc tế, cũng không còn mặn mà với nền tảng mạng xã hội lớn nhất thế giới.Từng được coi là phương tiện chuyển tải thông tin hữu hiệu trong thời đại mà truyền thông xã hội lên ngôi, song Facebook đang ngày càng đánh mất niềm tin của cộng đồng báo giới, và từ cả chính phủ của nhiều quốc gia. Tiếp tục đọc “Vì sao Facebook đánh mất niềm tin của giới truyền thông”

Internal emails suggest Zuckerberg was aware of Facebook privacy issues: report

Facebook launches offensive to combat misinformation on vaccines

March 08, 2019 – 15:29 vnnews

The company will also reject the ad it finds that contain misinformation about vaccines. — AFP Photo
Viet Nam NewsWASHINGTON — Facebook launched an offensive on Thursday to suppress the spread of misinformation about vaccines on the 2.3-billion-member social network.

The company has faced pressure in recent weeks to tackle the problem, amid outbreaks of measles around the United States attributed to growing numbers of parents who refuse to vaccinate their children.

US lawmakers have decried the higher incidences of preventable diseases in the wake of a movement against child vaccination, in large part due to rumours they can cause health or developmental issues. Tiếp tục đọc “Facebook launches offensive to combat misinformation on vaccines”

Vietnam Communist Party Expels Academic Over Facebook Posts – Khai trừ Đảng với Phó viện trưởng viết sai sự thật trên Facebook

Tiếng Việt theo sau tiếng Anh

March 8, 2019, at 3:17 a.m.
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Vietnam Communist Party Expels Academic Over Facebook Posts

HANOI (REUTERS) – A Vietnamese academic has been expelled from the ruling Communist Party for posting comments on Facebook deemed to be critical of the party, the government said on Friday.

Tran Duc Anh Son, deputy head of the Danang Institute for Socio-Economic Development, was accused of “writing Facebook posts that were untrue and went against the party’s views and state policies and laws,” the government said in a statement.

Son had been critical at what he perceived as a soft approach by Vietnam on the South China Sea issue with China. Vietnam and China have long been embroiled in maritime disputes in the potentially energy-rich maritime territory. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam Communist Party Expels Academic Over Facebook Posts – Khai trừ Đảng với Phó viện trưởng viết sai sự thật trên Facebook”

U.N. calls for Myanmar generals to be tried for genocide, blames Facebook for incitement

Kết quả hình ảnh cho U.N. calls for Myanmar generals to be tried for genocide, blames Facebook for incitement

AUGUST 27, 2018 / 2:39 PM / Stephanie Nebehay / 9 MIN READ

GENEVA (Reuters) – Myanmar’s military carried out mass killings and gang rapes of Muslim Rohingya with “genocidal intent”, and the commander-in-chief and five generals should be prosecuted for the gravest crimes under international law, United Nations investigators said.

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A report by investigators was the first time the United Nations has explicitly called for Myanmar officials to face genocide charges over their campaign against the Rohingya, and is likely to deepen the country’s isolation. Tiếp tục đọc “U.N. calls for Myanmar generals to be tried for genocide, blames Facebook for incitement”

Facebook says it just found 652 fake accounts out of Russia — and Iran

Twitter found and suspended Iran-linked accounts as well.

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg testifies before two Senate committees in April 2018.
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Facebook revealed on Tuesday that it has removed about 650 pages, groups, and accounts it determined are part of a coordinated disinformation campaign out of Russia — and Iran. Also on Tuesday, Twitter said it had suspended 284 Iran-linked accounts.

Menlo Park, California-based Facebook said that it has scrapped 652 fake accounts and pages that targeted Facebook users in the United States, United Kingdom, Latin America, and the Middle East. Facebook said that it undertook four separate investigations into aspects of the suspicious activity, three of which were related to Iran, and the fourth to Russian military intelligence services. The Iranian and Russian campaigns were unrelated, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a call with reporters on Tuesday evening.

Zuckerberg said Facebook banned the fake accounts and announced the decision was “because authenticity matters, and people need to be able to trust the connections that they make on Facebook.”

This is the second time in less than a month that Facebook has identified and removed suspicious activity on its platform, and it comes amid concern that Russia and others are trying to disrupt the 2018 midterm elections. Facebook has stepped up enforcement as a result of those concerns, but it’s not clear whether any of the activity Facebook revealed Tuesday was specifically targeted at swaying the November contest in the US.

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Đừng biến mình thành con rối dưới tay Việt Tân

Kết quả hình ảnh cho Nghiêm trị hành vi sử dụng internet phá hoại nội bộ, xâm hại lợi ích quốc gia, dân tộc
CAND – 07:52 02/07/2018
Lợi dụng những vấn đề nhạy cảm, phức tạp về chính trị, xã hội để kích động bạo loạn, biểu tình là chiêu bài nguy hiểm của tổ chức phản động Việt Tân. Đáng tiếc, nhiều người vì các lý do khác nhau đã bị rơi vào bẫy của Việt Tân, bị chúng lợi dụng làm con rối chống phá đất nước, gây bất ổn về an ninh chính trị, xã hội.

Tiếp tục đọc “Đừng biến mình thành con rối dưới tay Việt Tân”

Facebook and Google have to install servers in Vietnam from early 2019

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Facebook and Google will have to install servers in Vietnam from January 1, 2019 as the Law on Cybersecurity comes into effect.

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The National Assembly on June 12 officially approved the Law on Cybersecurity with 423 out of the 466 delegates (86.96 per cent) attending the National Assembly meeting in favour of the proposal. 15 delegates disagreed and 28 delegates abstained.

The requirement for foreign firms to install servers in Vietnam is stipulated in Article 26 of the law. Accordingly, domestic and foreign firms providing telecommunications and internet services and value-added services in the Vietnamese cyberspace, have to authenticate and protect users’ information as they register digital accounts. Tiếp tục đọc “Facebook and Google have to install servers in Vietnam from early 2019”

Facebook removes 159 anti-government accounts at Vietnam’s request: official

vnexpress By Vo Hai   December 22, 2017 | 04:51 pm GMT+7

The information minister has pledged to push for more control over foreign tech giants such as Google and Facebook.

Facebook, the world’s biggest social network and the most popular in Vietnam, has acted upon a request by Vietnamese authorities to remove 159 anti-government accounts, a senior government official has said.

The network has removed accounts that defamed or criticized Vietnam’s leaders, and those that spread propaganda against the government and the ruling Communist Party, Truong Minh Tuan, Minister of Information and Communication, said at a meeting on Friday.

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A War of Words Puts Facebook at the Center of Myanmar’s Rohingya Crisis

 Ashin Wirathu in 2013. He has been barred from public preaching in Myanmar since March.CreditAdam Dean for The New York Times

Myanmar’s government has barred Ashin Wirathu, an ultranationalist Buddhist monk, from public preaching for the past year, saying his speeches helped fuel the violence against the country’s Rohingya ethnic group that the United Nations calls ethnic cleansing.

So he has turned to an even more powerful and ubiquitous platform to get his message out — Facebook.

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Facebook blocks ads from fake news pages

Facebook blocks ads from fake news pages
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thehill_Facebook is blocking pages that post fake news stories from buying ads as part of its efforts to curb hoax articles on its platform.

The company announced on Monday that it would prevent Facebook pages — public profiles for brands, celebrities, groups, businesses and other institutions — that repeatedly share news marked as “false” by third-party fact-checkers from advertising on its platform.

“This update will help to reduce the distribution of false news which will keep Pages that spread false news from making money,” wrote Facebook product managers Satwik Shukla and Tessa Lyons. “We’ve found instances of Pages using Facebook ads to build their audiences in order to distribute false news more broadly.”

The company noted that pages that stop posting fake news would be eligible to buy ads on Facebook again.In the post, the two managers reiterated Facebook’s stance that false information on the platform is “harmful” and “erodes trust.”

In December, the company announced that it would begin taking steps to curb fake stories from spreading across its platform. The move came after CEO Mark Zuckerberg initially downplayed the impact of false stories on Facebook.

“More than 99% of what people see is authentic,” Zuckerberg wrote just after the presidential election. “Only a very small amount is fake news and hoaxes.”

Facebook has since released features and tweaked its platform in a variety of ways to stop fake news from being shared on its website.

Most notably, the company introduced an option that allows users to report potentially fake stories as “false.” Third-party groups assess flagged stories to determine if they are fake. They also use algorithms to find false news stories.

Bán hàng trên Facebook phải nộp thuế

21/02/2017 08:13 GMT+7

TTOCơ quan quản lý khẳng định sẽ tính toán thu thuế không chỉ bán hàng trên Facebook mà cả trên các mạng xã hội như Zalo, Instagram, YouTube… Thực tế, có đơn vị doanh thu cả tỉ đồng nhưng không nộp thuế…

Bán hàng trên Facebook phải nộp thuế
Sau khi tìm hiểu giá và mẫu váy được rao bán trên facebook (Ảnh nhỏ), hai chị Quỳnh My và Bích Ngọc liên hệ qua điện thoại đặt mua  bộ váy áo, lập tức có người mang hàng tới giao nhưng không có hóa đơn chứng từ khi nhận tiền (ảnh lớn) – Ảnh: QUANG ĐỊNH

Tiếp tục đọc “Bán hàng trên Facebook phải nộp thuế”