"Some of our research shows, interestingly, that certain government agencies are actually now developing possible alternatives, local language alternatives, to Facebook, to Google which if these services are formally banned they’re obviously going to hope to fill the space with these local platforms that have been government developed and, obviously, will be government controlled and monitored. So it looks like we’re headed toward a certain confrontation between these international technology companies and Vietnamese authorities," Crispin noted.
VOA Asia article.
What is interesting is the similarity of the objective and the difference in the means of achieving it between the governments the world over.
Tags: information warfare, social media, vietnam