How to identify the "press-like" social networks in Vietnam

How to identify the "press-like" social networks in Vietnam
Nguyễn Như Mai

Ministry of Information and Communications of Vietnam issued Decision 1418/QD-BTTTT dated 22/7/2022 on how to identify the "press-like" magazine, general electronic information page and social networks, and the expression of "privatization" of the press.

Specificaly, the ways to identify the "press-like" of social networks in Vietnam are as follows:

1. Form

The presentation of social media posts is misleading as a news agency.

- Domain names that use confusing words are press agencies in Vietnam such as "Báo", "Tạp chí", "Tin", "Tin tức", "News", Times, Online, Daily...

- Present the interface of a social networking site without specifying it as a social network, only stating the agency, voice, forum...

- Arrange the interface of the homepage of the social network into categories: politics, society, life, culture, entertainment... and publish, synthesize, and display articles, titles, content, photo captions, video-clips... as an electronic newspaper, general information page.

2. Content

- Synthesize news from press agencies according to their own intentions, inclined to negative and sensational information; self-synthesize news from press agencies into articles and record General information (PV).

- Social network without users to interact with and share information; Post admin member posts with misleading spellings as articles.

3. Operation

- Posting news articles like newspapers by themselves and then transferring them to press agencies for online distribution, then the general website re-publishes them immediately to legitimize the source of information.

- News articles published on websites before being published on press products are recorded as news sources or articles.

- The social network produces its own news like a news agency but publishes it under their network.

4. Activites

Send staff to agencies and units to collect news and documents to write articles, produce media products such as reporters, operational journalists.

5. Personnel

- The person responsible for the content and personnel of the general website is concurrently a reporter and editor of a press agency.

- General website, social network with a large number of employees, signed a contract to be a reporter in Vietnam.

See Vietnam's Decision 1418/QD-BTTTT dated July 22, 2022, for more information.

Nhu Mai


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