May 16, 2017

Facebook misses Thai deadline to remove critical content

Facebook is still accessible in Thailand despite a deadline passing for it to remove material the authorities had deemed critical of the monarchy. The social media giant had been given until 10:00 local time to remove 131 pages that Thailand said violated its strict lese-majeste laws. Facebook is the dominant social network in Thailand with millions of users visiting the site every day. The firm had said it scrutinises requests from governments to restrict content considered illegal. If it determines the content does violate local laws it makes it unavailable in the country and notifies people who try to access it.

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