Vietnamese government maintains the right to block ‘toxic’ content

According to a new legislation, Vietnam’s Ministry of Information and Communications reserves the right to block ‘ill-intended and toxic’ information. According to a 2013 government resolution, this kind of content includes ‘anti-government propaganda; information that is detrimental to national security, social order and solidarity; and the promotion of war, terrorism and racial and religious discrimination’. Websites with more than a million monthly visitors, such as Facebook and Google, are obliged to cooperate with authorities to prevent the dissemination of such content.