Force 47: Vietnam setting up 10,000-strong cyber army to crack down on dissent in internet

Vietnam is setting up a full-fledged cyber-warfare unit comprising 10,000 troops in order to crack down on “wrong viewpoints” circulating via internet channels. Marking an expanding clampdown against opposition voices in the communist-ruled state, the cyber unit is already thought to have been operational in some parts.

Colonel General Nguyen Trong Nghia, deputy chairman of the General Political Department of the People’s Army of Vietnam, has made it clear that the government does not hesitate to reveal the unit to the world.

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