Facebook user fined for posting fake story

Update: March, 16/2016 - 15:47

THÁI NGUYÊN – A Facebook user in the northern Thái Nguyên Province has been fined VNĐ12.5 million (US$560) for posting a fake story about children being kidnapped for their internal organs.

Nguyễn Sơn Tùng, 31, who had a Facebook account in the name of Tùng Lò Gạch, on January 8 posted a story about some children being killed for their internal organs after being kidnapped from a kindergarten in Hoàng Văn Thụ Street.

His story was shared nearly 3,000 times by other Facebook users, causing concern among the public.

On being informed about it, the provincial police investigated and found it to be a fake story and that no child had been kidnapped. – VNS