Google, YouTube found violating Vietnam laws

The Authority of Broadcasting and Electronic Information has announced violations of Vietnam's laws by Google and YouTube. Google was found to loosely manage contents, not control ads on YouTube clips and Google Adsense network, and allow users to buy ads directly from YouTube and Google without the involvement of domestic ads agents.

The Authority of Broadcasting and Electronic Information will ask YouTube to identify Vietnamese channels, and only certified ones will be considered for ads revenue sharing. The Ministry of Information and Communications will work with the State Bank of Vietnam and agencies concerned to closely manage ads revenue flows on YouTube and Google. The Authority will request YouTube to remove "suggest" feature for violating channels, ban users to republish deleted clips, and partner with the Ministry of Information and Communications to remove inappropriate clips and channels.

Source: VOV5