WHAT ACTS MAY SOCIAL NETWORK USERS BE FINED STARTING TODAY ?
Starting April 15th, 2020, social network users can be fined from 10 to 20 million VNDfor providing and sharing information belonging to the following 8 groups of acts according to Decree 15/2020/ND-CP.
There area lot of fake information circulated on social networks even on the famous newspapers. You may not realize it is fake at the time of sharing, but if you shared information belonging to these groups, you wouldl be fined even if you argue that "I don't know it is fake information", or "I share innocently without any purpose".
a)Providing/sharing fake or false information with the aims of distorting, slandering or damaging the prestige, honor and dignity of other organizations, authorities or individuals;
b)Providing/sharing information that encourages unsound customs, superstitions or pornography, or which is not conformable with the national good traditions and customs;
c)Providing/sharing information describing in detail acts of cutting off/killing, accidents, horror and frightful acts;
d)Providing/sharing fictitious information with the aims of causing a panic among the population, inciting violence, crimes, social evils, gambling or serving gambling activities;
đ)Providing/sharing journalistic, literature and arts works and other publications without the consent from holders of intellectual property rights over such works, or which are not allowed to be distributed or subject to a distribution prohibition or confiscation decision
e)Advertising, disseminating or sharing information on prohibited goods/services
g)Providing/sharing images of Vietnam’s map which does not indicate the entire and accurate national sovereignty
h)Providing/sharing paths/links to prohibited information on networks
A fine ranging from VND 20,000,000 to VND 30,000,000 shall be imposed for disclosing information classified as State owned secret, an individual’s privacy or other secrets if the violating person is not liable subject to criminal prosecution.
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