Doan, a young Vietnamese journalist, was inspired to join Nguyen’s news literacy project because she sees the dramatic change in consumption habits of young people as alarming. “It is no doubt that instead of newspapers or television, Facebook now becomes the first choice of most Vietnamese people to read and share,” she explains in an email, quoting statistics from Singapore-based digital PR firm WeAreSocial that document a nearly 200-percent increase in Vietnamese Facebook users (from 2.9 million to 8.5 million) between 2011 and 2012.


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