Illustration by Đàm Minh Trí Viet Nam News Khoa Thư What is the secret of a successful Facebook-based business? A huge flock of followers, striking content and thousands of interactions all help, according to internet gurus. If so, the owner of an online maternity clothes shop named Mami has mastered the art by making a post on Facebook saying pork products made from African swine fever-infected pigs were being sold in Việt Nam. With outbreaks of the disease in several northern areas, the post shocked the shop’s target customers, scaring mothers and mothers-to-be. With nearly 300,000 followers, the information was spread at lightning speed, dominating Facebook and making the shop’s page well-known. A wave of anxiety was created, simply by the clicks to express emotions or share to users’ circles of friends. Another Facebooker called Trang Thao Mandy panicked netizens by making a post saying “Two people are infected with the virus. You should stop eating pork. Gross.” Her post garnered nearly 46,000 shares and some 300 comments. To add veracity to the post, she attached pictures of people with greenish blue spots covering their bodies. Of course, the people pictured were later discovered to have been suffering from streptococcus… Read full this story
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