Is Vietnam Blocking Facebook?

By: Jillian C. York on 18 November 2009

According to an AP report, access to Facebook in Vietnam has been intermittent over the past week, with many users fearing a government block.

Facebook has over 1 million users in Vietnam, a considerable amount in a country with 22 million Internet users total, or about 25% of the total population.

The social media site is among the most filtered sites in the world; Syria, Iran, China, and Saudi Arabia all currently block Facebook.

The ban in Vietnam was reported on Twitter as early as November 10: