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Technology Facebook and Google become "zones without human rights" in Vietnam

18:55  01 december  2020
18:55  01 december  2020 Source:   01net.com

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Facebook and Google are becoming “ zones without human rights ” in Vietnam , Amnesty International warned Tuesday, accusing the tech The human rights organization also said that three other people have suffered similar censorship of their content on YouTube, owned by Google .

In an Amnesty International report, the NGO accuses the tech giants of helping the Vietnamese authorities to censor the peaceful opposition and political freedom in the country.

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“Once the great hope for the rise of freedom of expression in the country, social networks are in the process of quickly become areas without human rights. "

Facebook and Google's involvement in censorship in Vietnam was exposed in an alarming report titled" Let Us Breathe! " », Published this Tuesday, December 1 by Amnesty International. According to the NGO, this year Facebook has complied with 95% of the Vietnamese government's requests and YouTube at 90%.

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Facebook and Google are becoming “ zones without human rights ” in Vietnam , Amnesty International warned Tuesday, accusing the tech The human rights organization also said that three other people have suffered similar censorship of their content on YouTube, owned by Google .

“ In Vietnam the last 10 years, we developed very rapidly because of low energy prices,” said Phu, who works at Fulbright University Vietnam . Vietnam hasn’t reached the level of its larger, more polluted neighbors in Asia, and environmentalists are hoping there’s still time to make sure that never happens.

11 activists censored by Facebook, three by YouTube

Mark Zuckerberg's social network admitted earlier this year that it was blocking content deemed illegal by authorities, while its latest transparency report reveals an increase in nearly six months 1000% of content censored by order of the government.

Amnesty International said in its study that it collected testimonies from 11 activists whose posts were banned by Facebook in Vietnam this year. The NGO also said that three other people suffered similar censorship of their content on YouTube, owned by Google, which declined to comment.

These allegations clearly correspond to the demands of the Vietnamese government. Information Minister Nguyen Manh Hung said last month that tech companies were complying with demands to remove "bad news, propaganda against the Party and the state," at a faster rate than never, according to state media.

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“Hinder progress”

“The compromise of Facebook and Google is not only to block information, but also to hinder the progress of a nation, where the inhabitants do not have many opportunities to participate political activities, ”activist Nguyen Van Trang told AFP, who fled an arrest warrant in Vietnam for his involvement in a pro-democracy group.

Vietnam is now the country that generates the most revenue for Facebook and Google in Southeast Asia, according to industry experts. Over 53 million people use Facebook in Vietnam, more than half of the population. The platform is also an important marketing tool for the local economy.

Source : Amnesty International report

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