May 16, 2017
Facebook misses Thai deadline to remove critical content
Facebook is still accessible in Thailand despite a deadline passing for it to remove material the authorities had deemed critical of the monarchy. The social media giant had been given until 10:00 local time to remove 131 pages that Thailand said violated its strict lese-majeste laws. The documents have not been sent to Facebook yet, added Mr Takorn from the National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission, which means the pages are still accessible in Thailand. In 2015, when Facebook set up an office in Thailand, it said 34 million Thais were using Facebook every month, and that they posted three times more than the global average. In May 2014, days after the military coup, Thailand blocked access to Facebook, with the Information Communications Technology Ministry saying the order came from the military.
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