JackFrost wrote:The answer is plain obvious...
Censorship is quite common in authoritarian systems. Then why is the state controlled media talking about facebook? If they "despise" facebook that much then why are they talking about it and thus advertise for it?
JackFrost wrote: However, the government officials aren't the brightest bulbs since the Vietnamese use proxies to get past the Internet censorship.
I'm not sure about that, but I think you are underestimating the Vietnamese government.
I've heard there's another social media website in Vietnam. Maybe they are banning facebook to promote a social media website of which they have access to it's data.