As Thailand restricts internet freedom, cyber activists work to keep an open web


On June 9 2017, a Thai man was sentenced to 35 years in jail for sharing Facebook posts. The crime: he allegedly defamed the king. This harsh sentence is just one example of Thailand’s increasing repression in the digital sphere. Since the 2014 coup, the Thai military junta has take a hard stance toward online critics and dissidence. In May, authorities threatened to shut down Facebook if the company failed to remove content deemed “inappropriate”. Facebook, which did not comply, has not been shut down. At least, not yet. Cyber repression in Thailand Thailand’s cyber repression seems to be linked…

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Author: Janjira Sombatpoonsiri

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