Thailand blocks 5,000 ‘royal insult’ web pages

Thailand blocks 5,000 ‘royal insult’ web pages – AFP, March 14, 2012
…Social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter are providing a platform for both critics of the law and ultra-monarchists, who have encouraged Internet users to report posts that are regarded as insulting the royals.
On Monday, media rights group Reporters Without Borders said in a report that the current Thai government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra had presided over a worsening of Internet censorship.
“If Thailand continues down the slope of content filtering and jailing netizens on lese majeste charges, it could soon join the club of the world’s most repressive countries as regards the Internet,” the report said…

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