The popular use of social networks nowadays offers a great way for news to spread widely and quickly. That is why, more than ever, fake news and rumors have so strong a power to damage not only the national economy, finance, agriculture but also the national security and safety. Many companies are on the verge of bankruptcy due to such news. This is the conclusion in yesterday’s discussion ‘Protecting Businesses against Fake News’, held by the Government Portal.
Fake news posted on the cyber space, particularly on social networks, has seriously confused Internet users especially in terms of the work of local authorities. Therefore, leaders of each district in Ho Chi Minh City have cooperated with related functional units to implement practical solutions to eliminate these harmful news pieces.
An official of the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) mentioned measures for cracking down on fake news while another from the Ministry of Finance (MoF) highlighted ways to ensure the transparency of the financial, stock, and bond markets at the Government’s monthly press conference on April 29.
The photographs posted on social media on October 13 showing some stone statues of elephant on Nguyen Hue walking street in HCMC’s District 1 are fake news, announced Chairman of the People’s Committee of District 1 Le Duc Thanh.
HCMC People’s Committee has decided to extend the travel passes which have already been granted to residents, businesses and organizations in case the city continues social distancing after September 15, according to Lieutenant Colonel Le Manh Ha, deputy chief of staff at the municipal Department of Public Security.
The popularity of social networks to the community has both negative and positive impacts, especially during the social distance period when people have to use the Internet to update information around them. Using stricter policies and regulations, the Government is trying to minimize these drawbacks to provide a healthier virtual environment for its citizens.
The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) yesterday held its 2020 summary and 2021 mission meeting. At the moment, Vietnam stands at the second position in the world as to mobile phone and parts manufacturing, and the tenth position regarding electronic parts production. It was able to surpass many developed nations like the US, Germany, Singapore.
Inspectors from the Department of Information and Communications in the Mekong delta province of Ben Tre decided to issue an administrative fine of VND10 million ($439) on a local man for publishing a false new to his fan page on social media, said Deputy Director of the department Trinh Van Thinh, yesterday.