5 Jan 2021
The music video for Rap Against Dictatorship (RAD)’s latest song “Reform” has been blocked on YouTube’s Thai domain due to a “legal complaint from the government.
9 Oct 2020
A video of human rights lawyer Anon Nampa in which he addresses monarchy reform is inaccessible from Prachatai’s YouTube channel. A YouTube spokesperson has stated via email that it is operating in line with a Thai government request.
5 Aug 2020
Puttipong Punnakanta, Minister of the Digital Economy and Society (DES), says that Facebook has violated the Thai Computer Crime Act for blocking only 20 per cent of all illegal content whose removal has been requested by the authorities.
29 Jun 2017
Though the film has returned, the laws that give authorities absolute censorship power still remain. On 27 June 2017, Thai netizens were able to access the “The Great Dictator” again, following its previous ban at the junta’s request. Certain URLs containing the film were reportedly blocked in Thailand on 21 June, after the Thai Academic Network for Civil Rights (TANCR) encouraged followers on its Facebook page to watch and share the film en masse at 7 pm of 24 June 2017 to commemo
28 Dec 2014
Google did not comply with any of the Thai authorities’ requests to remove YouTube videos deemed insulting to the Thai monarchy, or to reveal user data, according to the latest Google Transparency Report, which is based on data from July to December 2013.
8 Aug 2014
Khaosod English Buddhist monk and former anti-government activist Buddha Issara has filed criminal charges against two men responsible for an anti-royal video. Buddha Issara was accompanied by a dozen supporters when he met with police officers at the Crime Suppression Division in Bangkok today and urged them to take legal action against the men in the video. In the video clip, posted on Youtube on 1 August, two unidentified men in suits say they are members of the "Thai Allia
28 May 2014
The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) has blocked 219 websites which are deemed threats to “national security” according to an order of the military junta and it will ask Facebook, YouTube and Line, a chat application, to ban some user accounts which disseminate “illegal” content, Surachai Srisakam, Permanent Secretary of the MICT, told media on Tuesday. The MICT is also drafting a plan to build a national internet gateway so that censorship measures can be applied by the state more efficiently.
22 May 2014
Under the century-old martial law declared by the army, a special body, set up on Wednesday to be responsible for internet censorship, vowed to shut down websites in an hour. The body is composed of representatives from the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), the police, and the army’s special peacekeeping body, the Peace and Order Maintaining Command (POMC).
30 Nov 2011
In a way, Thai society should thank Mallika Boonmetrakul, deputy spokesperson of the Democrat Party, for speaking her mind last weekend. Mallika, a staunch royalist, said that if all attempts to block or ban online content deemed defamatory to the monarchy failed, then the government should adopt her "final solution" of blocking Facebook and YouTube completely.