NYT: Facebook Navigates an Internet Fractured by Government Controls

Facebook’s recent cooperation with the Vietnamese government is highlighted as part of a larger discussion about government controls in the New York Times around the relationship between large tech companies that control increasing amounts of user data and governments that seek access to that data:

While Facebook said its policies in Vietnam have not changed, and it has a consistent process for governments to report illegal content, the Vietnamese government was specific. The social network, they have said, had agreed to help create a new communications channel with the government to prioritize Hanoi’s requests and remove what the regime considered inaccurate posts about senior leaders.


Posted In: Social Media

Posted On: September 18, 2017

Posted By: smack