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According to reports, Authorities in Thailand have warned Facebook to take down content critical of the monarchy, or face legal action.

Facebook was given until next Tuesday to remover more than 130 items from pages viewable in Thailand, or can result in prosecution under Thailand’s strict lese-majesty law. those convicted face long prison sentences’. “It does consider requests from governments to block material, and will comply if it breaks local laws” said Facebook.

 

The national Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission told BBC that Facebook had already co-operated in blocking some pages,but that more than 130 judged to be illegal remained visisble in Thailand. The Thailand’s lese-majesty laws are intended to protect the most senior membersof Thailand’s royal family from insult or threat. 

 

Which article 112 of the country’s criminal code says anyone who “ defames, insults or threatens the king, the queen, the hwir-apparent or the regent”will be punished with up to 15 years in prison. The US internet company said it was following its existing policies on content remval.

 





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