Quantcast

Twitter: Thailand First To Endorse Censorship Policy

They claim to be protecting basic rights

Get the WebProNews Newsletter:
Twitter: Thailand First To Endorse Censorship Policy
[ Social Media]

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.

Twitter: Thailand First To Endorse Censorship Policy
Top Rated White Papers and Resources
  • Nat Pilkington

    Well there’s a surprise. Who’s next, Iran, China and Syria?

    What about Australia? They have been censoring this website, and the new film, since they began publishing cables showing how their government sold an innocent woman to slow death in prison, to hide its own corruption:
    http://www.expendable.tv

    Censorship is the last refuge of a scoundrel. Twitter should be ashamed.

  • http://www.expendable.tv Brett Holland

    WHAT THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT & THE AUSTRALIAN MEDIA DO NOT WANT YOU KNOW !!

    GLOBAL REACTION TO EXPENDABLE — http://www.expendable.tv/2012/02/global-reaction-to-expendable.html

    PLEASE!! make this movie viral