Under government pressure, Facebook blocked millions of groups criticizing the Thai monarchy

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This happened because the leaders of the former youth military government were taking youth as the lead every day. Protesting against the government, and calling for unprecedented reform of the monarchy.

The “Royal Bazaar” group was founded in April by Pavin Chachavalpongpun, an exiled scholar and critic of the monarchy.

On Monday night:

a message was displayed on the team’s page: “According to the legal requirements of the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society. The team can only be used in Thailand.”

The company said that when it receives complaints about posts that violate local laws. It may limit the availability of that content in the country.

Thailand has strict laws prohibiting slandering the king, and the maximum sentence is 15 years in prison. After the Thai government threatened to take legal action for failing to remove content deemed defamatory to the monarchy.

 Facebook on Monday blocked access to an organization in Thailand that has a million members discussing the country’s king. Earlier this month, Thailand’s Minister of Numbers accused Facebook of failing to comply with content restrictions, including insults to the monarchy.

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On August 10th:

 He gave Facebook 15 days to comply with court orders or face charges under the local Computer Crime Act. Which imposes a fine of up to 200,000 baht (US$6,367.40) and 5,000 baht (159.18) per day. U.S. dollars) until the order is followed each time. The Ministry of Health spokesperson Putchapong Nodthaisong told Reuters: “The deadline is approaching.

 Facebook understands the situation in Thai society, so they cooperated.”

On Monday night, a message was displayed on the team’s page:

“According to the legal requirements of the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, the team can only be used in Thailand.”

Pavin, who lives in Japan, said Facebook has succumbed to military-led government pressure.

Pavin told Reuters:

“Our group is part of the democratization process, a space for free speech.” “By doing so. Facebook is cooperating with the dictatorship to hinder democracy in Thailand and foster dictatorship.”

Facebook declined to answer Reuters’ questions about blocking the organization.

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