Junta to build their own "Facebook"

Thailand is Cambodia's neighbor to the West, and this forum is dedicated to Thai news, stories, reviews, blogs, videos, Thai people and anything else related to the country. A lot of expats have both lived and worked in Cambodia and Thailand, and this area is a place to discuss all aspects of life in Thailand and what's going on there. Most topics are about Bangkok and Pattaya because of their larger populations of expatriates and tourists in those cities, but this is for all things Thai.
User avatar
Flexnez
Expatriate
Posts: 76
Joined: Wed May 28, 2014 6:46 pm
Karma: 0
Norway

Junta to build their own "Facebook"

Postby Flexnez » Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:13 pm

The ICT Ministry will propose a plan to build state-owned Facebook-like social networking site called Thailand Social Network.

Surachai Srisarakam, permanent secretary of the ICT Ministry, said the Thailand Social Network is part of the ministry’s plan to build the country’s digital infrastructure, called “Smart Thailand,” according to Matichon Online.

The plan includes building the state-owned nation Internet gateway and creating the nation’s social network site, in order to increase the efficiency of the authorities’ censorship.
Whole story: http://prachatai.org/english/node/4076
Soi Dog
Expatriate
Posts: 2236
Joined: Fri May 16, 2014 8:53 am
Karma: 4

Re: Junta to build their own "Facebook"

Postby Soi Dog » Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:38 pm

Shades of North Korea, there.
User avatar
StroppyChops
The Missionary Man
Posts: 8743
Joined: Tue May 06, 2014 11:24 am
Karma: 187
Australia

Re: Junta to build their own "Facebook"

Postby StroppyChops » Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:51 pm

^ and China.
Bodge: This ain't Kansas, and the neighbours ate Toto!
User avatar
phuketrichard
Expatriate
Posts: 5819
Joined: Wed May 14, 2014 5:17 pm
Karma: 281
Location: the far side of the moon
Aruba

Re: Junta to build their own "Facebook"

Postby phuketrichard » Tue Jun 03, 2014 5:32 pm

Control what people read an see and hear and you can control what they think as well;


T
he Information and Communication Technology Ministry plans to create a national networking site called "Thailand Social Network," and a national internet gateway to decrease the “abuse” of the internet.

The ruling junta has made this an “urgent” priority to control content online and combat “provocative” information.

The ministry is planning the "National Digital Internet Gateway" and “Thailand Social Network," to “ensure safety” for Thai users and crack down on “improper” use of the internet. The projects are expected to finish within two months, according to Surachai Srisarakam, ministry secretary-general.

The national gateway is a policy by the military regime to monitor the country’s internet usage and track down provocative and inappropriate contents, Surachai said.
In a nation run by swine, all pigs are upward-mobile and the rest of us are fucked until we can put our acts together: not necessarily to win, but mainly to keep from losing completely. HST
walkjivefly
Expatriate
Posts: 257
Joined: Wed May 21, 2014 10:22 am
Karma: 0
Location: Phnom Penh
Great Britain

Re: Junta to build their own "Facebook"

Postby walkjivefly » Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:27 pm

Only if they signup for it.
milkncereal
Tourist
Posts: 24
Joined: Wed May 28, 2014 7:59 am
Karma: 0

Re: Junta to build their own "Facebook"

Postby milkncereal » Thu Jun 05, 2014 4:18 am

no way it works...


  • Advertisement
Booking.com

  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Thailand News and Discussion”



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 37 guests