28 Dec '17, 12pm

[Mothership] The Vietnam army has set up a special online task force staffed with 10,000 keyboard warriors

Vietnamese citizens can now serve their country by fighting not on the battlefield, but in cyberspace. Colonel General Nguyen Trong Nghia said on Dec. 25 that Vietnam has set up a special task force to combat “wrongful information” and “anti-state propaganda” online, according to Vietnam’s Tuoi Tre News . It is called Force 47, and numbers more than 10,000. It is named after Directive No. 47 that governs its foundation. Advertisement Internet brigade The deputy chairman of the General Political Department of the People’s Army of Vietnam was speaking at a conference on “propaganda activities” attended by Communist party officials. He said that members of Force 47 are “red and competent,” implying that they have both technology expertise and good political ideals in addition to personality. He believes that there is no reason why Vietnam should keep this special force secret...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2017/12/vietnam-army-keyboard-warri...

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