A man reading online news with his laptop at a coffee shop in downtown Hanoi. Some 80 per cent of Vietnam’s 98 million people use the internet. File photo: AFP
A man reading online news with his laptop at a coffee shop in downtown Hanoi. Some 80 per cent of Vietnam’s 98 million people use the internet. File photo: AFP
Zachary Abuza
Opinion

Opinion

Asian Angle by Zachary Abuza

Under my thumb: Vietnam tightens screws on foreign tech firms, internet users

  • Vietnam has issued a series of regulations aimed at ensuring social media firms’ maximum compliance with government dictates
  • Its efforts to assert control, regulate content could have consequences for Vietnam’s mobile tech sector and sustained economic growth

A man reading online news with his laptop at a coffee shop in downtown Hanoi. Some 80 per cent of Vietnam’s 98 million people use the internet. File photo: AFP
A man reading online news with his laptop at a coffee shop in downtown Hanoi. Some 80 per cent of Vietnam’s 98 million people use the internet. File photo: AFP
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