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Internet censorship in Thailand

February 2, 2007

The military appointed government has now gone on record to say that they are unhappy about the fact that what they term “Political undercurrents” are using the Internet to attack the government via websites.

Apparently they believe that the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology should take action against these websites. Although no specifics were given as to what action should be taken against such websites it is not unreasonable to assume that they may wish to track down the creators of such material and presumably that they will wish to take the sites down and / or block access to such sites by users in Thailand.

None of this bodes well for Thailand’s democratic future although since the military coup I guess this was all to be expected.

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