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[ NNSquad ] Thailand wants Facebook links blocked, warns that pressing "Like" can lead to prosecution

Thailand wants Facebook links blocked, warns that pressing "Like" can lead to prosecution

http://j.mp/vZ2fnM  (TheNextWeb)

     The government of Thailand has contacted Facebook to request the
     removal of more than 10,000 of its pages that are deemed in breach of
     laws preventing the defamation of the country's royal family.

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http://j.mp/v7FD57  (Bangkok Post)

     Local Facebook users risk violating the computer law unknowingly by
     pressing the "like" or "share" button included with posted comment on
     anti-monarchy messages on the most popular social networking site,
     Information and Communication Technology Minister Anudith Nakornthap
     said on Thursday.  Anyone doing so could be arrested on charges of
     violating the Computer Crime Act and committing lese majeste because
     the law prohibits the dissemination of content deemed insulting to the
     monarchy, he said.  Facebook users should not press the ``like''
     button or post comments on lese majeste-related content.

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How about this for a way to prod these Neanderthals into the 21st
century?  Cut them off the Net totally until these practices cease.
Be sure to read the part about the 61-year-old man just handed a 20
year prison sentence for sending SMS messages "insulting" to the royal

Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org 
 - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org 
 - Global Coalition for Transparent Internet Performance: http://www.gctip.org
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