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Thai monarchy says 'jump' Facebook says 'how high?'

Christian Fernsby |
Facebook on Monday blocked access within Thailand to a group with 1 million members that discusses the country’s king.

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Topics: THAI    FACEBOOK   

This comes after the Thai government threatened legal action over failure to take down content deemed defamatory to the monarchy.

The move comes amid near daily protests against the government led by the former military junta chief and unprecedented calls for reforms of the monarchy.

The “Royalist Marketplace” group was created by Pavin Chachavalpongpun, a self-exiled academic and critic of the monarchy.

On Monday night, the group’s page brought up a message: “Access to this group has been restricted within Thailand pursuant to a legal request from the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society.”


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