World News: 06:27 GMT Wednesday 12th June 2019. [Yahoo Celebrity Feed via SPi World News]
Vietnam has asked companies not to advertise on videos hosted by Google's YouTube that contain 'anti-state propaganda,' state media said on Wednesday, as the Southeast Asian country ramps up pressure on global tech giants. Despite economic reforms and increasing openness to social change, the ruling Communist Party retains tight media censorship in Vietnam and does not tolerate dissent. 'Google was found to loosely manage its content, allowing users to buy ads directly from YouTube and Google without the involvement of domestic ad agents,' the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) said, referring to a June 7 announcement by the Ministry of Information and Communication.
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