Thailand has no plan to block Facebook

Dhaka,  Sun,  23 July 2017
Published : 16 May 2017, 20:39:34
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Thailand has no plan to block Facebook

BANGKOK, May 16: Thailand has no immediate plan to block access to Facebook (FB.O), the telecoms regulator said on Tuesday, according to a global media report.

In a move to censor criticism in the junta-run country, the telecoms regulator had set Facebook a Tuesday deadline to take down 131 web addresses with content it saw as threatening security or violating strict lese majeste laws.

Last week’s threat prompted a flurry of concern in the Southeast Asian country - one of Asia’s most active on Facebook - that the site would be blocked.

However, there would be no immediate measures to block Facebook, Takorn Tantasith, secretary-general of Thailand’s telecoms commission, told reporters, adding that bureaucracy had held up the process of removing the 131 impugned content items.

 
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