Facebook capitulates

5 11 2014

FacebookAfter not accepting any requests for blocking or details of Facebook accounts in 2013, in the first half of 2014, Facebook has agreed to block access to five “pieces of content” in Thailand.

The reason for this blocking is “a number of pieces of content reported by the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology under local laws prohibiting criticism of the King.”

Prachatai reports on this, indicating that Facebook stated “that it only responses to valid request relating to criminal cases and that each and every request must have solid legal ground…”.

It also states that the “Thai government submitted a request to Facebook for users’ data, but the social network company did not comply to this request.”

PPT considers Facebook to have capitulated to a law – lese majeste – that is rejected internationally as a vicious feudal residue.



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2 08 2020
Facebook and the censors | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] Facebook reports data that is only This report details instances where it has “limited access to content based on local law.” While we can’t find data for the number of requests received, the data do show how blocking has expanded over time (see our first post on this). […]

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