Thailand Threatens Legal Action Over Online Monarchy Criticism

Thailand has threatened to take legal action over posts made to social media platforms critical of the monarchy as student-led protests calling for greater democracy and curbs to the power of King Maha Vajiralongkorn gather steam across the country.

Digital Economy Minister Buddhipongse Punnakanta ordered authorities to identify “inappropriate” posts and singled out 114 posts mostly made to Facebook, but also Twitter and YouTube, that may be in breach of the Computer Crimes Act.

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