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Symposium about online hate and fake news in Vietnam


Ola Isaksson and Andreas Mattsson from School of Journalism (Journalistutbildningen) and Måns Svensson from Lund University Internet Institute participated in the first symposium about online hate and fake news in Vietnam. The event was arranged by Vietnam Program for Internet and Society (VPIS) at Vietnam National University in Hanoi.


The invitation was a result of the succesful workshop about the Swedish Pressfreedom Act that was arranged in December, 2016. 

The research team from Vietnam Program for Internet and Society (VPIS) presented their survey of more than 1 000 internet users, where 78 percent were found as either victims or had witnessed public condemnation. 

In his talk, Andreas Mattsson, addressed the importance of understanding that online hate undermines the free space and the safety for internet users. He also showed several examples from the Swedish contexts where online hate violates the freedom on the internet for media professionals and regular users.

The symposium was covered by many media outlets in Vietnam which proofs that the topic is of large public interest. Below you can find some links (mostly in Vietnamese) to read more about the event.