Ben Tre man fined $439 for posting fake news to Facebook

Inspectors from the Department of Information and Communications in the Mekong delta province of Ben Tre decided to issue an administrative fine of VND10 million ($439) on a local man for publishing a false new to his fan page on social media, said Deputy Director of the department Trinh Van Thinh, yesterday.

Nguyen Minh Chanh ( R) listens to decision of fine (Photo: SGGP)

Nguyen Minh Chanh ( R) listens to decision of fine (Photo: SGGP)

29-year-old Nguyen Minh Chanh in Phu Tan District who manages ‘Tin tuc Ben Tre” (Ben Tre News) fan page posted the news in which a four-year-old child had been cut off his head on March 14.
According to his statement with policemen, on March 14, his friend named Minh told him about the incident and then he posted it to his fanpage and followed by 30,000 people. He violated the government’s edict No. 174/2013/ND-CP in the field of post and services, IT because he spread wrong news to the social media.
A day after, Chanh continued to update the news confirming that the news was true by Nguyen Dinh Chieu hospital’s confirmation.
At present, responsible agencies asked him to remove the fan page because it violated regulations.

By HAM LUONG – Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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