Credibility gap

5 02 2018

The efforts by the military dictatorship to save face and the Deputy Dictator have already begun to look like desperate acts.

Both Prachatai and Khaosod report that the junta and its military have been using internet bots and ordering serving soldiers to get the “votes” up for General Prawit Wongsuwan where a bogus “online campaign supporting the deputy junta head” was set up.

Warisara Sornpet, Director of Thailand’s, told the media that the “website had detected an attempt to manipulate” the number of signatures.  Warisara stated that the number was “dramatically decreased from almost about 20,000 to 50 after  [the bots were] … detected…”.

Some have detected that their names were being used to support Prawit.

While engaging in these shenanigans, the junta’s spokesman appeared ridiculously dopey when he claimed “anti-regime protesters will lose all credibility and their campaigns will soon fizzle out.”

The junta claims the anti-regime protesters will lose “credibility.” The boot seems to be on the other foot.



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