Tuesday 16 May 2017

Say What! Facebook Still Accessible In Thailand Despite Government Deadline

The Facebook social media site is still available in Thailand today after concerns arose that authorities would shut it down if Facebook did not take down content deemed threatening to national security.

Thailand's telecoms regulator said last week it would give Facebook Thailand until Tuesday to take down 131 web addresses with content deemed threatening to security or which violated strict lese majeste laws.

The threat prompted a flurry of concern in the Southeast Asian country - one of the most Facebook active countries in Asia, that Facebook would be blocked.

Takorn Tantasith, secretary-general of the telecoms commission, has already visited the TISPA head office to inspect whether all 131 sites authorities had asked Facebook to remove had been taken down and will be speaking to reporters later today.