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Vietnam unveils 10,000-strong cyber unit to combat 'wrong views'

Communist-ruled Vietnam has stepped up attempts to tame the internet announcing a new, 10,000-strong military cyber warfare unit.

The cyber unit, named Force 47, is already in operation in several sectors, Tuoi Tre newspaper quoted Lt. Gen. Nguyen Trong Nghia, deputy head of the military's political department, as saying at a conference of the Central Propaganda Department on Monday in the commercial hub of Ho Chi Minh City.

"In every hour, minute, and second we must be ready to fight proactively against the wrong views," the paper quoted the general as saying.

Vietnam has stepped up calls for closer watch over social networks and for the removal of content that it deems offensive, but there has been little sign of it silencing criticism when the companies providing the platforms are global.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

They must be pretty scared of opposition thinking, if they are taking an action like this.

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