The project has been developed by over 200 coders of the firm who are working in various fields ranging from mobile application, artificial intelligence (AI), and Big Data, according to VCCorp General Director Nguyen The Tan.
VCCorp General Director Nguyen The Tan introduces about Lotus social network. Photo: Ha Thanh
He said the project would attract users with diverse and quality contents which would make Lotus different from other social media platforms. Over 500 content creators in various fields such as education, lifestyle, and economics have been invited to work on Lotus.
“On Lotus, everyone will be a creator. We’ll provide tools so that the users can easily make fresher, livelier and more beautiful entries,” Tan said.
Designed by a group of user-experience experts, Lotus is a social network that goes in a different direction with the content as its focus, thus creating an effective platform to support creators and individuals to generate better contents for users.
The social network is available in web version at http://lotus.vn and mobile app.
Instead of requesting friends on Lotus, the users will follow a source of information or a topic to connect with others.
VCCorp is calling for an additional VND500 billion for the social network’s long-term development. In the first phase, VCCorp hopes to attract four million users, and 20 million users in the second phase and 60 million users in the last phase.
Regarding harmful and illegal content, Lotus has a mechanism to detect and a censoring team to immediately handle issues, especially fake news.
Particularly for information that has not been clearly verified, Lotus will prioritize displaying the one from certified sources such as press agencies or insiders.
Speaking at the launching event, Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung said it’s now too early to speak about Lotus’ success and the road ahead for the Vietnamese social platforms is thorny and long, requiring perseverance and big thinking.
The success of Lotus will contribute to achieving the goal that by 2020, the number of users of Vietnamese social networks will be equivalent to that of Vietnamese users of foreign networks, said Hung.
Another made-in-Vietnam social network, Gapo, was launched last month and so far there has been no official report on its operational outcomes.
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