HANOI, June 12 (Xinhua) -- Dozens of domestic and foreign-invested enterprises in Vietnam have been requested to pull their ads from video clips that contain anti-state propaganda on YouTube, local media reported on Wednesday.
The request was made by the Authority of Broadcasting and Electronic Information under the Vietnamese Ministry of Information and Communications, after the authority detected the re-occurrence of advertising clips which were attached to video clips containing illegal and malicious content, daily newspaper Vietnam News reported.
According to the authority, Google was found to loosely manage its content, allowing users to buy ads directly from YouTube and Google without the involvement of domestic ads agents.
Currently, Google is not applying measures to prevent the republication of violating and deleted clips as required by competent agencies. It still suggests clips with inappropriate and harmful content, which account for 0.1 percent of the total.
The authority said Google’s advertising agents in Vietnam, YouTube ads buyers, content creators, and Google's multi-channel network in the country were also involved in violations.
According to the ministry, there have been about 55,000 clips on YouTube which are harmful or violate Vietnam’s laws. Nearly 8,000 of them have been deleted as requested by the authority.
The authority will urge YouTube to identify Vietnamese channels, and only certified ones will be considered for ad revenue sharing. The ministry will work with the central bank and relevant agencies to closely manage ad revenue flows on YouTube and Google.