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Six Arrested for Sharing Prayuth ‘Fake News’

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Thai police and soldiers inspecting an area in Bangkok

Thai police and soldiers inspecting an area in Bangkok. Photo: Policespokesmen / Facebook.

BANGKOK — Six people were charged with cybercrimes for disseminating spoof news about junta chairman Prayuth Chan-ocha, police said Thursday.

The suspects confessed to sharing a piece – in which Prayuth was quoted as telling people to fill up their cars with water instead of expensive gasoline – though they maintained being unaware the news was not real, an officer in charge of the investigation said. Police are also seeking a Cambodian man accused of running the hoax news site.

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By Teeranai Charuvastra
Khaosod English

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