HA NOI (VNS) — The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) has banned seven websites for breaking the law.
One of the seven websites, tuvantamly.edu.vn, owned by Truong Trung Kien, was providing illegal information via a social network.
The MIC's Authority of Broadcasting and Electronic Information had also imposed fines recently on websites that posted a controversial story, entitled "If I had a son, I would forbid him from loving a girl coming from Hai Phong."
The authority had termed the story as a violation of the law and a threat to national unification, and imposed fines of VND 50 million (US$2,800) on Megafun and VND 10 million ($476) on Baomoi for posting it.
However, the story was again published on the website angiang.vnpt.vn, which is managed by VNPT An Giang, on October 29.
MIC has requested the An Giang Department of Information and Communications to check and deal with the case.
In addition, another website cab.vn, owned by an HCM City resident Nguyen Quoc Bao, was found to be providing illegal information via a social network without a licence.
The ministry has requested the HCM City Department of Information and Communications to investigate the case. — VNS