Thailand Issues Deadlines To ISPs To Block Illicit Content On The Web

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National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) of Thailand has issued a final deadline to all the internet service providers of the country to remove or block a large number of webpages deemed illicit. As of now, there is no clear information on what webpages are on the list and why they are being considered illicit. But thousands of webpages in the list belong to YouTube and Facebook. There was an attempt to remove them earlier this year but Google and Facebook refused to remove any pages without a court order.

Thailand Internet Censorship

NBTC met with Thai Internet Service Provider Association representatives on Thursday and issued a deadline until 7th August to remove or block the pages in question. Failing to do that could land the ISPs in legal trouble. Exactly what illicit content is displayed on these pages and why they are deemed illicit remain unclear. Thailand is currently run by a military government and carries strict regulations against internet users.

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Soumyajit is an SAP technical consultant with a flair for writing. An avid blog reader, he started off with a free WordPress blog and slowly moved to his own personal news and blog site. Apart from writing he loves reading books, playing table tennis and long bike trips. He is currently trying to learn playing guitar and failing miserably.

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