The Information Media Department stated that if TikTok may be disabled in Vietnam if the violations are not removed as directed.
Internet Media Vietnam Newsletter （VnExpress） reports that Vietnam’s Deputy Minister of Information Media Ruan Qinglin （Nguyen Thanh Lam） recently stated that Vietnam’s laws are sufficient to ensure network security, 「 Including restrictions and completely prohibiting illegal applications of cross-border platforms such as TikTok. 」
This word also means that Vietnam does not rule out the ban on TikTok.
Li Guang Freedom, Director of the Bureau of Radio, Television and Electronic Information, Ministry of Information and Media of Vietnam （ Le Quang Tu Do） stated that the relevant Vietnamese units have economic, technical and diplomatic tools to take action against these international platforms.
Economic tools include cutting off gold flows, cutting the link between the platform and advertisers, and banking and e-commerce activities.
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In terms of technology, if the platform ignores the requirements of the authorities to remove violations, Vietnam can block the domain and have servers.
The Vietnam Ministry of Information and Information Media can also advise the public to refrain from using platforms with harmful content.
Li Guang Free Emphasize: 「The purpose of these means is to allow international platforms that do not have offices in Vietnam, for example Facebook, YouTube, etc. comply with Vietnamese laws. 」
As for TikTok is one of the few international platforms with offices in Vietnam, multiple Vietnamese accounting paintings conducted a comprehensive review of TikTok in May, covering the dissemination of content, tax obligations, e-commerce transactions, advertisements, etc.
Li Guang Freedom said that after the review, the Vietnamese Media Information Department will assess the impact of TikTok and TikTok’s ability to comply with the law. The Vietnam Media Information Department will find the fundamental solution to the problem, not just remove the content.
The Vietnamese Media Information Department said that they have asked platforms such as TikTok, Facebook, and YouTube to block and remove violations. I don’t know how many times, but in many cases, these platforms do not comply, and even assist in the distribution of cloth.