Vietnam Web Crackdown Hits Blogs; Foreign Firms Fret

Vietnam’s leaders are stepping up their campaign against critical blogs, ordering government investigators to arrest the operators of three websites at a time when global Internet companies are growing more worried about doing business in the tightly policed country.A government statement issued late Wednesday named three blogs that allegedly posted articles accusing the government of corruption and human-rights abuses, describing the blogs as being part of a “wicked plot of the hostile forces” — a term often used to describe advocates of democratic reforms.

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