Government Versus Facebook. What Next?

Rumours that Thailand authorities would close Facebook down if they did not remove 131 links have not come to fruition.

But that is all the stories were based on “rumours”.

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Yes the government have issued writs against Facebook and yes the social media company has dealt with many of the offending URLs but everyone knows, the country would not or could not block Facebook.

Facebook has cooperated but there are still at least 97 links that the government want to see blocked.

National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission secretary-general Takorn Tanthasit said Tuesday his office had coordinated with the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society to have the court writs sent to Facebook Thailand so as to take down the 97 URLs.

The truth is Facebook will deal with the links as soon as writs are served and probably not before.

Would the government dare block Facebook? Look at what happened when they said it was now illegal to ride in the back of a pick-up. People complained bitterly that it was part of Thai life and a reversal of policy was soon in place.

Imagine the uproar if they took away one of the most used internet apps from their phones and computers. There would be a public outcry.

The problem will be resolve amicably by all parties involved and people will continue to share their lives on social media.

Source : ThaiPBS

Content : LovePattayaThailand

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