A Vietnamese social media network would have a tough time breaking into the country which boasts the world’s seventh-largest Facebook user base.
In the past, officials, including PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Minister of Information and Communication (MIC) Nguyen Manh Hung, have stated their desire for a local service and the idea was brought up again last month at Internet Day 2018, which is organized by the Vietnam Internet Association.
Le Duy Tien, a member of MIC’s task force on accelerating the development of Vietnam’s digital ecosystem, said a Vietnamese social network is one of its five major aims including establishing a native local search engine, browser, anti-virus software and operating system.
Vietnamese are ardent social media devotees, boasting 42 million daily and 60 million total Facebook users. The advantages to a native version were not expanded upon.
Vietnam already has more than 360 legal and homegrown social media networks…
View original post 235 more words