A man reads the news on his laptop in a coffee shop in Hanoi. About two thirds of Vietnam’s 97 million people are online and authorities are increasingly fixated on gauging public sentiment online. Photo: AFP
A man reads the news on his laptop in a coffee shop in Hanoi. About two thirds of Vietnam’s 97 million people are online and authorities are increasingly fixated on gauging public sentiment online. Photo: AFP
Dien Nguyen An Luong
Opinion

Opinion

Dien Nguyen An Luong

How Vietnam has borrowed from China’s online censorship playbook

  • Vietnam is keeping close tabs on public online discourse as it seeks to tap into social media-fuelled nationalism
  • But it also tolerated online backlash against Jackie Chan over the South China Sea and anger over Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong’s Khmer Rouge comments

A man reads the news on his laptop in a coffee shop in Hanoi. About two thirds of Vietnam’s 97 million people are online and authorities are increasingly fixated on gauging public sentiment online. Photo: AFP
A man reads the news on his laptop in a coffee shop in Hanoi. About two thirds of Vietnam’s 97 million people are online and authorities are increasingly fixated on gauging public sentiment online. Photo: AFP
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