Thai Authorities Step Up Social Media Pressure For Lese-Majeste

Not only is it illegal to post content that is insulting to the monarchy in Thailand but even those that view it could face charges.

Yes the authorities are targetting anyone who criticises the Thai royal family and the powers that be are asking people not to view posts or websites that share such content.

Article 112 of Thailand’s criminal code says anyone who insults the king, queen, heir or regent will be punished with up to 15 years in prison for each offence.

Recently the government has been pressuring Facebook to remove hundreds of links deemed to be inappropriate or offensive, which are seen as critical of the monarchy.

But now we are being informed that reading or describing such content could lead to charges being brought against you under the lese-majeste laws. You could be charged with “liking” or “sharing” such content.

Those who choose to live in the Kingdom, should of course abide by its laws but it remains unclear as to how they can determine when someone reads an illegal article of post.

Source : Thaivisa

Content : LovePattayaThailand


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