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Thailand Seeks to More Effectively Squelch Online Comments

Less than a week after the country’s military carried out a coup, Thailand’s government announced plans to allow it to more quickly censor content on the Internet.  Two of Thailand’s state-owned telecommunications companies are to oversee a new Internet gateway that gives authorities more control over censoring material online. Thailand already blocks some online content that authorities deem to be offensive, but the new system would give authorities even more control. The...

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