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Having been blocked in Vietnam for a year, Facebook is trying to “friend” the weary Vietnamese government in an attempt to gain better access to one of the world’s fastest-growing online markets. It is advertising for a Hanoi-based “policy and growth manager” who will “lead the company’s interactions with policymakers and will be responsible for ensuring the site’s accessibility.”
The company has no plans to open an office in Vietnam but said that it wanted to hire a contractor to evangalise, or as Facebook puts it, “go round and explain the benefits of Facebook.”The social networking company has already recruited similar envoys in a number of countries where it faced difficulties expanding, including Brazil, India and Russia. Read more