New year, new repression: Vietnam imposes draconian ‘China-like’ cybersecurity law

A law requiring internet companies in Vietnam to remove content communist authorities dislike came into effect on Tuesday, in a move critics called “a totalitarian model of information control”.
The new cybersecurity law has received sharp criticism from the US, the EU and internet freedom advocates who say it mimics China’s repressive censorship of the internet. It requires internet companies to remove content the government regards as “toxic” and compels them to…