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PM orders crackdown on offensive websites

Update: September, 14/2012 - 10:20

 

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.—Source: Chinhphu.vn
HA NOI (VNS)— Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Thursday gave agencies the green light to crackdown on websites posting distorted information against the Party and State.

Reports from the ministries and the Party Central Committee covering websites such as danlambao, quanlambao and biendong showed the websites posted false, slanderous and distorted information to tarnish the country's leadership by creating bad publicity.

PM Dung asked the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Information and Communications and the relevant authority to investigate and strictly deal with organisations and individuals responsible.

The Ministry of Information and Communications, in collaboration with the Central Commission for Publicity and Education, is responsible for providing accurate information about the current situation of the country.

Dung also asked the ministry to promptly propose a draft decree on the management, supply and use of the internet and online information services.

Nhan Dan (The People) newspaper, Vietnam News Agency, the Vietnam Television, Voice of Vietnam, e-Government Portal and other mass media agencies were required to supply accurate and timely information, while rejecting false and distorted information that undermines the Party and State.

Cadres and civil servants of ministries, sectors and local authorities were urged not to spread information published on these websites. — VNS

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