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Vietnam: Facebook, Pressured, Censors Dissent

Expand A Vietnamese man logs onto the internet on his iPad in Hanoi, Vietnam.  © 2012 AP Photo/Na Son Nguyen (New York) – Facebook has bowed to pressure by the government of Vietnam and agreed to restrict posts by dissidents, setting a bad precedent for both human rights and its global policies, Human Rights Watch said today. The decision increases the likelihood of other content restrictions in the future. According to a detailed account by Reuters citing sources within Facebook, in recent months the government of Vietnam disrupted access to the company’s servers to slow access to its services…

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