Accordingly, journalists should use their accounts on social media to interact with one another, share and post information that serves interests of the society and the nation, and comment on issues of public concern in a correct, cultural and responsible manner. They should inform competent agencies about wrongful information spread on social media, which adversely impacts and harms interests of the community and the country, as well as prestige of organizations and individuals. VJA Permanent Vice President Ho Quang Loi The rules allow journalists to detect, verify and use information about new social issues to serve their job. However, they must not violate regulations on managing, supplying and using information on social media, on data and document security as well as personal information protection, and other regulations of the laws. Journalists must not post and remove articles, photos and audio articles on social media for extortion or other ill purposes. The … [Read more...] about Social media etiquette for journalists released
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US President Donald Trump claimed Tuesday (Aug 28) that Google results were "rigged" because searches for "Trump News" brought up negative stories about him, and questioned whether this was illegal. In this file photo taken on Aug 27, 2018 US President Donald Trump speaks to reporters after a phone conversation with Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto. (Photo: AFP/ MANDEL NGAN) The president has attacked US social media giants in the past days for allegedly censoring conservative voices, an unfounded claim widely believed by his followers. "Google search results for 'Trump News' shows only the viewing/reporting of Fake New Media," the president tweeted on Tuesday. "In other words, they have it RIGGED, for me & others, so that almost all stories & news is BAD. Fake CNN is prominent. Republican/Conservative & Fair Media is shut out. Illegal?" According to Trump, "96% of results on 'Trump News' are from National Left-Wing Media," which he describes as "very … [Read more...] about Trump says Google is ‘rigged’ with bad news about him
Dr. Đỗ Văn Quân from the Việt Nam Academy of Social Sciences talks to Khoa học & Đời sống (Science & Life) newspaper on how to utilise social network properly. Trương Quang Nghĩa, Secretary of the Đà Nẵng City Party Committee has recently said that nowadays many Government officials have shied away from social networks, especially Facebook. As a researcher on the role of social counter-arguments on the mass media, how do you respond to this? I highly appreciated what Nghĩa has said. This is an indication that he has acknowledged the role of social networks in our society nowadays. It is undisputable that social network nowadays is a fruit of the civilisation of mankind. And that trend will become more and more popular in the fourth industrial revolution. All rank and file people have opportunities to approach the trend and be influenced by it. In my opinion, in our society, a group of … [Read more...] about Should Government officials use the social network?
The social network star -- which has weathered storms over privacy and data protection -- is now looking at cooler growth following a years-long breakneck pace. Shares in Facebook plummeted 19 percent to close at $176.26 Thursday, wiping out some $100 billion -- believed to be the worst single-day evaporation of market value for any company. The plunge came one day after the firm missed revenue forecasts for the second quarter and warned that growth would be far weaker than previously estimated. Chief financial officer David Wehner warned Wednesday in an earnings call with analysts that revenue growth had already "decelerated" in the second quarter and would drop "by high single digit percentages" in coming quarters. At one point during the call, Facebook shares were trading down as much as 24 percent, an unprecedented drop for a large firm. On the call, Jefferies & Co. analyst Brent Thill said that "many investors are having a hard time reconciling that deceleration... It just … [Read more...] about Facebook shares sink on perfect storm of bad news
by Thu Vân “Your pens are the sharp weapons in the cause of telling the truth…” Thus began a letter that President Ho Chi Minh wrote to intellectuals and journalists in the southern part of the country on May 25, 1947. He also said in the same letter that “journalists should act like brave soldiers in the revolution to gain back unity and independence for the country.” One cannot imagine loftier ideals for this profession. Today, the lofty ideals may remain, but there are times I feel these are gathering dust in the shelves of our memory as the profession goes through one existential crisis after another. More than seven decades after President Hồ Chí Minh wrote the famous letter, it is fair to say journalism has gone through many changes, all over the world. Today, the profession is wedded, one could even say welded, to technology and business, and this creates a host of challenges in terms of the profession succeeding in the … [Read more...] about Some good news, some bad news, some hopeful news