Through its communication ministry, the government of Vietnam has claimed that several social media platforms need to do more to curb the spread of fake news in the country. The government has warned these social media platforms that if the spread of misinformation does not stop, they will take action against them.
Vietnam government has asserted that these hugely popular social media platforms violate the nation’s laws. The government believes that the management of these social media accounts has committed an oversight on the administration of the platforms. The mismanagement has led to the spread of “fake news”, “deviant”, and “anti-government” content on TikTok.
The government of Vietnam believes that these social media platforms threaten the country’s culture and morals. Le Quang Tu Do, the director of Vietnam’s Authority of Broadcasting, Television, and Electronic Information, talked to the media about the government’s issues with misinformation on various social media accounts.
The director of Vietnam’s Authority of Broadcasting, Television, and Electronic Information also noted that he had seen similar violations of the country’s laws on Facebook’s Meta and Youtube.
Further, the government of Vietnam has claimed that the weak management of Tiktok is responsible for violating intellectual property rights and promoting the operations of illegal businesses in the country.
Several other countries have also become aware of the issues associated with using social media to spread misinformation and fake on their platform. The government of India has already banned social media platforms in their country. Additionally, the government of the United States also keeps the platform under scrutiny.
Accordingly, The governments have raised concerns over the application’s ties with the government of China. Governments across the globe have limited the use of Tiktok, especially on government phones, citing security risks to the government’s private information.
In line with all the issues mentioned above, the government of Vietnam has planned to start a comprehensive analysis of social media platforms. The analysis will take place in the month of May.