The code of conduct on social networks only offers recommendations, and individuals and organisations committing violations will be punished in line with the law, said Do Quy Vu, Deputy Director of the National Institute of Information and Communications Strategy under the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC).
In an interview granted to the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) on June 18 after the code of conduct was issued by the MIC a day earlier, Vu said basically, punishments for illegal violations on social networks have been prescribed in Vietnam’s laws.
The code of conduct gathers rules on behaviours, moral and cultural standards on social networks which are recommended for individuals, organisations and social network service providers.
It targets three major groups, including individuals and organisations joining social networks; officials, cadres and employees in State agencies; and social network service providers.
It aims to create a healthy social network environment in Vietnam, ensure the right to personal and business freedom, and prevent discrimination between domestic and foreign service suppliers in accordance with international standards, practices and conventions to which Vietnam has joined.
At the same time, it is expected to build moral standards for behaviours on social networks, educate social network users about positive habits, helping to create a safe and healthy environment in the country./.
Source: Vietnam News Agency