Thailand Pulls Back From Threat To Suspend Facebook After Half-Naked King Video

Peace and Freedom

Reuters

Tue May 16, 2017 | 2:56am EDT

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The video shows the 64-year-old monarch walking through a shopping centre with a woman

The video shows the 64-year-old monarch walking through a shopping centre with a woman

Thailand has no immediate plan to block access to Facebook (FB.O), the telecoms regulator said on Tuesday, as it expects the social media giant to comply with court orders for the removal of content deemed to threaten national security.

In a move to censor criticism in the junta-run country, the telecoms regulator had set Facebook a Tuesday deadline to take down 131 web addresses with content it saw as threatening security or violating strict lese majeste laws.

Last week’s threat prompted a flurry of concern in the Southeast Asian country – one of Asia’s most active on Facebook – that the site would be blocked.

However, there would be no immediate measures to block Facebook, Takorn Tantasith…

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