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Thai Gov't Welcomes Twitter's Censorship Plans 113

patiwat writes "The Thai government has called Twitter's tweet censorship move a 'welcome development.' Tweets may now be blocked at the request of the Thai government; the system will be used to discourage and punish lese majeste (criticism of the Thai King). The government previously declared that Facebook users worldwide 'liking' a lese majeste Facebook link would also be prosecuted; over 10,000 Facebook pages have been removed and hundreds of individuals, including children and academics, have been jailed. Calls to reform the lese majeste laws have been fiercely criticized by no less than the Army Commander, whose backing is critical to the government's stability."
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Thai Gov't Welcomes Twitter's Censorship Plans

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  • Re:Twitter (Score:2, Funny)

    by sakdoctor ( 1087155 ) on Monday January 30, 2012 @11:32AM (#38865111) Homepage

    *Spineless. Deinitly not spin-less. No siree. Lots of spin.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 30, 2012 @11:53AM (#38865357)

    We have already learned that the Thai King has several 9-to-12 year old boys kept in his palace in order to perform acts of sexual gratification for him. When it got out that he enjoys these pleasures while visually taking in old films of Adolph Hitler, blocking the tweets did nothing to prevent the spread of the information.

    What the Thai people need to understand, is that their country should be an exporter of drugs, not an importer. The Thai King's cocaine habit (used by both himself and to enhance the performance of his boys) should be easily balanced by mass heroin exports, but instead, he is still confiscating opiate products whenever they're found, and the ultimate destination of these products is unknown. If he is reselling the seized heroin to enlarge his own coffers at the expense of Thai farmers, they need to know that. The Thai King, while paying attention to the anti-drug movement in the international community, is known to be encouraging his subjects to grow opium. Those subjects need to stop doing that, if they aren't going to receive the revenue. Again, this is something coming to light in spite of any Twitter blocking.

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