Thailand backs Twitter censorship policy

Thailand has become the first government to publicly endorse Twitter’s controversial decision to censor messages in certain countries.Twitter announced last week it would permit country-specific censorship of content that could violate local laws, prompting debate worldwide over freedom of speech. see:Thailand backs Twitter censorship policy
Authorities in Thailand have become the first to welcome a controversial new censorship policy introduced by Twitter, announcing they will work with the micro-blogging site to ensure any content posted online is in compliance with strict local laws.Thailand’s government already removes internet content that is deemed derogatory or offensive towards the country’s monarchy and has a team of IT experts whose job is to trawl the net searching for such material. Since December, this taskforce has blocked 1,156 websites.

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