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Vietnam asks brands to stop spending ad dollars on YouTube, calling it a 'propaganda machine'

on Jun 12, 2019 | 0 comments

By Shawn Lim

Vietnam has urged brands to stop spending advertising dollars on YouTube, accusing the Google-owned platform of willingly carrying ‘anti-state propaganda’.

The country’s Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) called out brands like Samsung Electronics, Huawei Technologies, Yamaha Motors and Grab, for buying ads in videos containing “illegal and malicious content’.

“Google was found to loosely manage its content, allowing users to buy ads directly from YouTube and Google without the involvement of domestic ad agents,” according to a statement put out by the MIC.

“In the near future, the authorities will ask YouTube to identify Vietnamese channels, and only certified ones Read full story ›

Source: The Drum