Angela Phuong Trinh was invited to work by the competent force and fined VND 7.5 million
On October 19, Mr. Nguyen Duc Tho – chief inspector of the Department of Information and Communications of Ho Chi Minh City – said: Youth Online Le Ngoc Phuong Trinh (stage name Angela Phuong Trinh) for providing false information on social networks about the treatment of COVID-19 with earthworms.
According to point a, clause 1, article 101, decree 15/2020/ND-CP, Angela Phuong Trinh was invited to work by the competent force and fined VND 7.5 million.
Since mid-August, in the context of the epidemic situation becoming serious in many localities, Angela Phuong Trinh’s fanpage began to continuously post articles introducing products made from earth dragons (earthworms) that have “the ability to miraculous healing power”, helping “preserve my life and my family’s life” against COVID-19.
Two posts promoting products made from earthworms that can cure COVID-19 on Angela Phuong Trinh’s fanpage with more than 2 million followers – Screenshot
This action received a wave of criticism from many netizens, but Angela Phuong Trinh showed no sign of stopping for a few months after that.
After the press reported the incident, many readers asked the authorities to soon investigate and clarify the information.
By the beginning of September, the Department of Information and Communications of Ho Chi Minh City requested account holder Angela Phuong Trinh to remove false and misleading information about the product’s COVID-19 prevention and treatment. earthworm (earthworm).
Chief Inspector of the Department of Information and Communications of Ho Chi Minh City said that at a meeting with the functional forces on October 19, Angela Phuong Trinh received a mistake, paid a fine and deleted the article with false information mentioned above from the account. social network account.