Vietnam has asked cross-border social platforms to use artificial intelligence (AI) models that can automatically detect and remove “toxic” content, the latest requirement in its tightening regime for social media firms. Yes, state media reported on Friday.
Vietnam has repeatedly asked companies such as Meta’s Facebook, Google’s YouTube and TikTok to coordinate with authorities to crack down on content deemed “toxic” such as offensive, false and anti-state content.
“This is the first time Vietnam has announced such an order,” state broadcaster Vietnam Television (VTV) reported from the information ministry’s mid-year review event, which was opened to selected newspapers.
The report did not provide details on when or how cross-border platforms would have to comply with the new requirement.
During the first half of this year, as per government requests, Facebook removed 2,549 posts, the ministry said in a statement. In a statement, the information ministry said YouTube removed 6,101 videos while TikTok removed 415 links.
The announcement comes as the Southeast Asian country is preparing governance and ethics guidelines for AI that will “catch up” on the fast-growing technology, Reuters reported this month.
In recent years, Vietnam has issued a number of regulations, including a cyber security law that targets foreign social media platforms to fight disinformation in news and requires foreign tech firms to set up representative offices in Vietnam and store data in the country. Let’s force
The information ministry has said the country last month conducted a comprehensive inspection on the local operations of short video platform TikTok and preliminary results showed “various” TikTok violations.
US streaming giant Netflix has submitted the necessary documents to open a local office in Vietnam, VTV told the information ministry on Friday.
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