Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc issued a directive on March 11, requesting stronger actions to prevent and control COVID-19 amid new developments of the outbreak.
VOV.VN - A senior security official has recently warned of an increase in the number of social media account holders spreading false information regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, which could lead to mass panic, and has therefore called for joint efforts to fight any cases of fake news.
The Vietnamese Ministry of Health has quashed a rumor that the number of coronavirus infections in the country will surge from the current 31 to 100-500 in a week.
VOV.VN - Fake news on the internet is posing major challenges to Vietnam’s national construction and defense destabilizing national politics, and eroding people’s trust in the Party. Government agencies are taking steps to deal with this fake news.
A legal framework will be built for Vietnam to handle fake news and toxic information spread online, a minister said Friday.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on June 19 asked the press offices to manifest their core values of providing verified news and intensify the fight against fabrications as well as fake news.
Nguyen Huy Ngoc, Chief of the Secretariat of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Information and Education, has urged competent agencies to strictly handle fake social network accounts in the names of agencies and individuals to post false information.
A man in southern Vietnam who manages a fan page on social media has received a financial penalty for publishing a worrisome canard.
Social network users could face fines of up to VND50 million (US$2,200) if they violate regulations in a draft decree proposed by the Ministry of Information and Communications.