Thailand backs off threat to block Facebook over content
Thailand backs off threat to block Facebook over content
The monarch was seen walking around the shopping centre while wearing a crop top in video which has angered Thai authorities
18 May, 2017, 16:28
The Thai government has deemed the freaky images of its king a threat to national security and said they violate the country's strict "lese majeste" laws.
Facebook isn't alone in being pushed to censor its pages.
According to reports, the authorities have redoubled efforts to purge the Thai web following the October ascension of the country's new king Maha Vajiralongkorn. In Thailand, where internet censorship is not uncommon, "illegal" content includes that which is seen as a threat to national security or to violate the lese majeste rule, which prohibits any form of insult to Thai royalty. Mocking the monarchy in Thailand is punishable by up to 15 years in jail and the authorities go to great lengths to remove all potentially embarrassing and unfavorable depictions of the country's rulers.
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) continued to be available in Thailand as the deadline set by the government passed.
"That's why Facebook didn't block all the posts by 10am on Tuesday", he said.
The head of the service providers' association, which groups 19 landline and mobile ISPs and worldwide gateway operators covering 90 per cent of Thailand, also told reporters there was no plan to block access yet.
The firm has previously said it carefully scrutinises requests made by governments wanting to restrict content.
Thailand has not gone through with its threat to ban Facebook for spreading video footage of its king wearing a crop top.
A fortnight ago members of the Thai Internet Service Provider Association sent an email to Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg asking his company to block the posts with content ruled illegal in Thailand.
Facebook did not provide details of the pages they took down, but did tell the Deutsche-Presse Agentur last week that it blocked content, which contravened local laws.
Facebook could be shut down in Thailand today, after images of the king wandering around a shopping centre wearing a yellow crop top were circulated online.
The Thai royal family has some pretty draconian laws when it comes to sharing Facebook posts. "If we determine that it does, then we make it unavailable in the relevant country or territory and notify people who try to access it why it is restricted", the spokesperson added.
Investigations by CNIL revealed that among six infringements by Facebook, the social media site compiled a mass of users' personal data to display targeted advertising and collected data on browsing activity on third-part websites using the "datr" cookie without prior knowledge.
The video was posted online by ex-Reuters journalist and vocal critic of the the Thai government Andrew Marshall.
The prospective defen ce deals are the "fair price" the kingdom is willing to pay for the United States backing against Iran. Embassy to Jerusalem? This is not to say that the U.S. -Saudi relationship is not valuable or crucial in many respects.
Citing examples, Khurshid told the court that the Triple Talaq practice can not be validated constitutionally. The AIMPLB lawyer also said that the board accepts the suggestions in all humility and will look into it.
But he spends almost half his time contradicting things that he or other members of his administration have just said. Last week, Trump fired Comey, who was leading an investigation into the alleged Russian interference.
The SNP's success in ending Labour's control of Glasgow council was matched by an eight point increase in support across the city. Launching his campaign to be re-elected as an MP, Salmond yesterday warned the Tories not to make "presumptuous announcements".
While Xi did not mention North Korea during his speech to the delegates, it was discussed during a bilateral meeting with Putin. The strategy includes two key areas of development such as economic belt of the Silk Road and the Sea Silk Road.
North Korea has a history of making unfounded and irrational claims, and CNN was not able to independently corroborate the report. The half-brother of Kim Jong-un was poisoned with the VX nerve agent at Kuala Lumpur airport and died en route to a hospital.
But in comments that appeared aimed at the United States , he said that "intimidating (North Korea) is unacceptable". Council members demanded that North Korea not to conduct further nuclear and ballistic missiles tests.
Pollock did walk off the field under his own power with field manager Torey Lovullo and assistant athletic trainer Ryan Dipanfilo. He batted.315 with 20 home runs and 39 stolen bases, in addition to being named a National League Gold Glove victor .
Spurs will play their home league games next season at Wembley with the view to moving into their new home for the 2018/19 season. Tottenham, for its part, is guaranteed to finish the season in second place, the team's highest position since 1963.
Missoula County authorities report the passenger exited the vehicle and began shooting at multiple officers, according to KPAX. The body arrived in Billings in the afternoon, where firefighters raised a large American flag from a ladder truck.
Blue Jays stars Donaldson, Tulowitzki nearing returns
Last season Pillar hit just 7 home runs and batted just.266 and in 2015 hit 12 homers with a.278 batting average. Prior to that, though, the Braves had a six-game losing streak after losing series to the New York Mets , St.
Kent State men's golf closing in on NCAA Championships berth
Entering Wednesday's final round, Lawrence is now third among players competing for the lone individual advancing position. The top five teams advance to the NCAA National Championships at Rich Harvest Farms, outside of Chicago, May 26-31.