Around the Net

Vietnamese Government Shuts Down Facebook

Amid public protests over an environmental disaster, Facebook has been blocked in Vietnam as a part of a government-imposed crackdown on social media. “Citizens have been using Facebook to organize rallies, which is likely the cause of the shutdown,” TechCrunch reports. “In addition to helping protesters organize, social media has been used to share photos of people at rallies, holding up handwritten signs that read ‘I choose fish.’”

Read the whole story at TechCrunch »

Next story loading loading..