LIV in ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute Placate the Young and Control Online Discourse: The Vietnamese State’s Tightrope

In: ISEAS, Data Privacy, Freedom of Expression, Internet Freedom, The Vietnamese, Trinh Huu Long

Vietnam’s top echelons have indicated that the task of controlling cyberspace has never been more crucial.  But how to do so in a country that boasts 72 million social media users without alienating the growing cadres of Internet-savvy youths is a daunting question.

This landmark development was instrumental to youth-led online movements. But on the other side of the spectrum, the drafting process for Vietnam’s Cyber-Security Law was mooted as early as July 2016, just right on the heels of the Formosa protests.


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