31 Jan '16, 1pm

Thai junta pressures Facebook, Line to censor online posts

Thai junta pressures Facebook, Line to censor online posts

BANGKOK: Thailand's military government will try to persuade media companies Facebook and Line to comply with court orders to remove content it considers harmful to peace and order, a senior official said Sunday. The junta-appointed NRSA advisory council plans to meet executives from the two companies in the next three months, council member Major General Pisit Paoin told Reuters. The government has been granted court orders for the removal of content that damages the country and the monarchy and affects peace and order, which companies have rarely complied with. The firms would be asked to in future respond quickly to such rulings, he said. Thailand's junta has faced repeated criticism for what rights groups say is a deepening slide into authoritarianism since the army took power in May 2014. Its previous attempts to get social media platforms to take down political posti...

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