The government of Vietnam has agreed to slap fines on individuals who put fraudulent, slanderous or lurid content online.

A new decree, effective from 15 April, imposes a fine of VND10-20 million ($426-$853) for using social networks to provide false information, slander or insult agencies and institutions, reduce individuals’ honor or dignity; encourage superstition, obscenity, or depravity that is incompatible with the traditions and customs of the nation; provide and share information explaining the information

The new declaration is used to replace the old one from 2013 that did not cover the aspect of fake news directly.

VND10-20 million will also be fined on acts of supplying, sharing false information, causing confusion among individuals, encouraging abuse, crimes, social evils, and gambling; supplying, sharing literary, artistic, and publishing works without the author’s permission or not yet approved for circulation.

Also, social media is widely used today. But how does it affect the Vietnamese’s people life? Let’s watch and find out