Facebook blocks posts in Thailand that the government has blacklisted



Facebook is now blocking some posts in Thailand based on what the government deems is unsavoury.

On Tuesday, journalist Andrew MacGregor Marshall noticed that some of his posts and those from fellow dissident Somsak Jeamteerasakul were not showing up for users accessing Facebook in Thailand.

This post he made appears to users outside the country, but shows up as a removed post if accessed from a Thai IP addressMashable also used a Thai proxy server to confirm Marshall’s allegation. 

The post carries pictures of a woman Marshall claims is King Vajiralongkorn’s mistress. In the pictures, the woman is in her underwear and seen paying respects in downtown Bangkok to the statue of the late King Chulalongkorn, who passed away in 1910.  Read more…

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