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Vietnam to clamp down on social media news postings

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Communist Vietnam is to ban bloggers and social media users from sharing news stories online, under a new decree seen as a further crackdown on online freedom. 

A customer uses his tablet to access the Internet at a coffee shop in downtown Hanoi on August 1, 2013. Communist Vietnam is to ban bloggers and social media users from sharing news stories online, under a new decree seen as a further crackdown on online freedom.

Blogs or social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter -- which have become hugely popular over the last few years in the heavily-censored country -- should only be used "to provide and exchange personal information", according to the decree.

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