The Department of Broadcasting and Electronic Information under the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) has sent to the Provincial People's Committee of Phu Yen the result of its settlement of the case in which Google Maps had given false information related to Vietnam’s map.
On April 17, the Provincial Department of Information and Communications of Phu Yen received reports from local people informing that Google Maps had identified a beach in Phu Dong ward, Tuy Hoa city, Phu Yen, as “Phu Lam Golden Beach, sandy South China Sea Beach”.
The misinformation given by Google Maps on Vietnam's map has indeed caused public anger and created a wave of protests on social networks. On April 18, Vice Chairman of the Phu Yen Provincial People's Committee, Phan Dinh Phung,sent an urgent document to the MIC requesting the Vietnamese agency to work with Google Maps to remove and correct the false information. The province also encouraged domestic news agencies to struggle against the false information provided by Google Maps.
After receiving the document from the People's Committee of Phu Yen, the Department of Broadcasting and Electronic Information sent a written request to Google asking it to immediately remove and correct the false information. Google then removed the phrase “Golden, sandy South China Sea Beach”, said Deputy Director of MIC’s Broadcasting and Electronic Information Department Le Quang Tu.By Duy Tien