Thai Junta Pressures Facebook, Line to Censor Online Posts

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Thai Junta Pressures Facebook, Line to Censor Online Posts

Thailand’s military government will attempt to convince media organizations Facebook and Line to follow court requests to evacuate content it considers destructive to peace and request, a senior authority said Sunday.
The junta-named NRSA admonitory chamber arrangements to meet administrators from the two organizations in the following three months, committee part Major General Pisit Paoin told Reuters.
The legislature has been allowed court orders for the evacuation of substance that harms the nation and the government and influences peace and request, which organizations have seldom consented to. The organizations would be asked to in future react rapidly to such decisions, he said.
Thailand’s junta has confronted rehashed feedback for what rights bunches say is a developing slide into dictatorship since the armed force took power in May 2014.
Its past endeavors to get online networking stages to bring down political postings have been to a great extent insufficient, in spite of the fact that the nation has blocked a huge number of sites facilitating lese majeste content.
Quantities of individuals captured under the laws against scrutinizing the government have additionally risen strongly.
Thai agents for Facebook and Google couldn’t instantly be gone after remark.
Thai powers made a comparable solicitation over substance on January 22 to innovation monster Google, which possesses the YouTube video sharing stage, Pisit said.
Powers have likewise progressively gotten serious about feedback of the junta.
A previous government official from the Pheu Thai gathering of removed Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was charged on Friday for damaging the nation’s Computer Crime Act for sharing on line a video ridiculing junta pioneer General Prayuth Chan-ocha.

© Thomson Reuters 2016

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