Twitter: Thailand First To Endorse Censorship PolicyBy: Zach Walton - January 30, 2012
It looks like a country is already welcoming Twitter’s new censorship policy with open arms.
Thailand was the first country to announce that they would be taking advantage of Twitter’s new policy to police tweets that would be offensive or break the law in their country. The Washington Post is reporting that the country’s technology minister, Anudith Nakornthap, said the new policy was a “constructive” development.
Nakornthap said it was good that Twitter is cooperating with governments to make sure basic rights are not violated through social media.
What basic rights are being protected? Thailand has already blocked over a thousand websites that contain anti-monarchy content since December. We can only assume that they will be doing the same with tweets.
It’s only a matter of time before more countries jump on board the censorship wagon. Good thing Twitter already has a work around to remove that pesky censorship.