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29 September 2015.
Thailand appears to be preparing a “Great Firewall” akin to China’s to conduct mass online censorship.
Documents published by the government reveal that they have instructed the ICT, justice and police departments “to set up a single internet gateway in order to control inappropriate websites and to control the flow of information into the country from overseas via the internet”.
The Thai government has a history of censoring politically sensitive or embarrassing news, as well as negative news related to the country’s royal family.
The new censorship laws, which some have compared to the so-called “Great Firewall of China”, would make it easier for the government to censor larger swathes of the internet.