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Thailand Blocks Anti-Royal Websites 169

Posted by timothy
from the should-internet-take-the-definite-article? dept.
societyofrobots writes "'The Thai government says it is planning to build an Internet firewall to block websites deemed insulting to the country's hugely popular royal family.' In the past, Thailand has blocked YouTube because of a video that criticized the King. While, locally served websites that criticize the king are forcefully taken down, this new law will attack external sites."
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Thailand Blocks Anti-Royal Websites

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  • Thailand (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Jock Kodimar (599124) on Wednesday October 29, 2008 @02:13PM (#25558591)
    Its illegal to disrespect any picture of the royal family that includes currency.

    Get drunk and smash a picture of the king, be prepared to either run or bribe the police.

    So it doesn't suprise me that they do this. Not that it makes it right. For the most part though the Royal family seemed to be well thought of from the people I talked to when I was there in '04. But while being one of the wealthiest people on earth he should be ok with taking a bit of flak.

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