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Facebook, Google ‘Zones Without Human Rights’ in Vietnam, Amnesty Says

Vietnam's acting Minister of Information and Communication Nguyen Manh Hung attends the World Economic Forum on ASEAN at the…

Facebook and Google are becoming “zones without human rights” in Vietnam, Amnesty International warned Tuesday, accusing the tech giants of helping to censor peaceful opposition and political freedom in the country. 

Amnesty warned that although they were “once the great hope for the rise of freedom of expression in the country, social media platforms are rapidly becoming areas without human rights.” 

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 ever before, according to state media. 

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