Facebook is providing the public with more information about what material is banned on the social network. Its revamped community standards now include a separate section on "dangerous organisations" and give more details about what types of nudity it allows to be posted. The US firm said it hoped the new guidelines would provide "clarity". One of its safety advisers praised the move but said that it was "frustrating" other steps had not been taken. Facebook says about 1.4 billion people use its service at least once a month Confused users The new guide will replace the old one on the firm's website, and will be sent to users who complain about others' posts. Monika Bicket, Facebook's global head of content policy, said the rewrite was intended to address confusion about why some takedown requests were rejected. "We [would] send them a message saying we're not removing it because it doesn't violate our standards, and they would write in and say I'm confused about this, so we would … [Read more...] about Facebook revamps its takedown guidelines
Breastfeeding in public controversy
Yet another controversy Dinh Duy By Dinh Duy in HCMC As many questions remain unanswered after the rules banning smoking in public places and vending substandard foods on the street fell into oblivion shortly after the dates they took effect, a new wave of queries has emerged around a law drafted by the Ministry of Health to set a time limit on alcohol sale in the country. The ministry argues that the ultimate objective is to prevent the negative impact of alcoholic beverages on the communities and stifle irresponsible drinking. However, this goodwill has turned out to be a topic of debate and many even have expressed strong objections to it due to its unfeasibility. As part of the draft Law on Beer and Alcohol Harm Prevention, the ministry proposes banning the sale of beers and spirits between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. to prevent alcohol abuse as explained by Nguyen Huy Quang, head of the ministry's Legal Affairs Department. The sale of alcohols at workplaces, educational and medical … [Read more...] about Yet another controversy
Vietnamese women with a breast size bigger than 100 centimeters are encouraged to join a local company, which has taken the public by a shock by promising to pay qualified candidates as much as VND100 million (US$4,660) a year. Vietnamese women with a breast size bigger than 100 centimeters are encouraged to join a local company, which has taken the public by a shock by promising to pay qualified candidates as much as VND100 million (US$4,660) a year. Healthy Vietnam Life Co. Ltd on Friday had to release an announcement to rectify its controversial recruitment advertisement, which immediately went viral after it surfaced on the Internet on Wednesday. The company, which sells matcha – or fine powder green tea, is looking for employees whose duty is to demonstrate how to milk 100ml of breast milk for its next campaign, according to the recruitment ad it posted on several websites on the April Fool's Day. The ad targets Vietnamese women, aging 18 to 35 and weighing between 55 … [Read more...] about Are your breasts bigger than 100cm? Join this Vietnam firm for big salary
When news of a possible ban of beer sales on sidewalks in Vietnam spread, some wondered why only beer is subject to the potential ban. When news of a possible ban of beer sales on sidewalks in Vietnam spread, some wondered why only beer is subject to the potential ban. The sidewalk beer ban is not actually a reality yet, but it is no joke either. The Ministry of Industry and Trade admitted that it is considering a draft regulation for the ban. Besides banning beer on the sidewalk, the draft also prohibits the sale of beer in hospitals, schools, and offices. Selling beer to people under 18 years old and to breastfeeding women would also be forbidden. The issue has stirred controversy among state officials, manufacturers, and the public, some of whom claim it is feasible, while others say it is inapplicable. For example, how can a beer vendor check if a customer is not breastfeeding her baby? What is actually barred on sidewalks? Sidewalks are supposed to only be for pedestrians. … [Read more...] about Sidewalk beer sales in Vietnam: To ban or not to ban?