Public opinion brigades

The public opinion brigades is a state-sponsored web brigades of the Communist Party of Vietnam or linked to the Government of Vietnam. The earliest form of Internet propaganda supporting CPV seems to have begun in 2007.[1] Force 47 (Lực lượng 47) is a large cyberspace military unit of Vietnam revealed in December 2017 with a focus on combating anti-state activities on the Internet.[2] In 2017, it is reported that the cyber unit is already in operation in several sectors.[3][4]Internet security firms such as Volexity and FireEye report pro-Hanoi or Hanoi regime-sponsored hackers installed spyware on anti-government, dissident websites to track who visits them.[5]

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  1. ^ Reed, John (26 December 2017). "Vietnam army reveals 10,000-strong cyber warfare unit". Financial Times.
  2. ^ Vietnam unveils 10,000-strong cyber unit to combat 'wrong views', Reuters, December 26, 2017
  3. ^ "Vietnam unveils 10,000-strong cyber unit to combat 'wrong views'". Reuters. December 26, 2017.
  4. ^ "Vietnam censors to fight 'internet chaos'". BBC News. 27 December 2017.
  5. ^ Hookway, James (31 December 2017). "Introducing Force 47, Vietnam's New Weapon Against Online Dissent". Wall Street Journal. Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 3 January 2018.