Vietnam considers possible TikTok ban amid demands for increased compliance

Vietnam considers possible TikTok ban amid demands for increased compliance

The Vietnamese Ministry of Information and Communications has expressed concerns about the future of TikTok in Vietnam, stressing the need for compliance with local laws and cooperation with state management agencies.

At the Multichannel Network Networking Conference, director of the Authority of Broadcasting and Electronic Information, Le Quang Tu Do, raised questions about the platform’s future and that of content creators after the department conducted an inspection of TikTok. Do stated that cross-border social media platforms will be blocked from operating in Vietnam if they do not collaborate with state management agencies and that TikTok will face a ban if it does not cooperate with the government.

Content creators on social media platforms must comply with the Cybersecurity Law, the Law on Information Technology, and the Decree on the Management, Provision, and Use of Internet Services and Online Information. Administrative penalties will shift from consolidation to fragmentation, with repetitive violations incurring corresponding penalties multiplied by the number of violations. In May, the MIC conducted a comprehensive inspection of TikTok’s activities in Vietnam to ensure its compliance with laws during its operations and business activities.

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