May 12, 2017
Thailand warns Facebook to block content critical of the monarchy
Authorities in Thailand have warned Facebook to take down content critical of the monarchy, or face legal action. Any comment critical of the monarchy can result in prosecution under Thailand's strict lese-majeste law. Thailand's military government that seized power in Thailand in 2014 has made great efforts to suppress any criticism of the monarchy. The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission told the BBC that Facebook had already cooperated in blocking some pages, but that more than 130 judged to be illegal remained visible in Thailand. Last year, the country's deputy prime minister said Google agreed to co-operate with the removal of online content insulting Thailand's monarchy.
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