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China ends retaliation on social media sites

China lifted its three-day block on 16 of the country's Twitter-like services, including the two largest, which are Sina's and Tencent's microblogging sites. China said it carried out the ban on the sites' commenting function because microbloggers were using the sites to spread conspiracy theories and rumors about the disappearance of

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Wikipedia Blackout

Wikipedia, Reddit in ‘blackout’ against SOPA, PROTECT IP laws

The English version of the online encyclopedia Wikipedia will go offline for 24 hours in protest against American anti-piracy laws, the Stop Online Piracy Act and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA). The blackout will start at midnight EST (05:00 UTC) on Wednesday. The action was confirmed on Monday night with

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Thai student held for alleged lese majeste

A 23-year-old university graduate was detained on Friday for alleged lese majeste - offending the monarchy - in messages written on his blog, prachatai.com on-line newspaper reported yesterday. The male student, whose name was withheld, is a recent accounting graduate from Kasetsart University. The man's parents will seek bail tomorrow. Read more: The

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The flag of Thailand flown at the Thai Supreme Court building in Bangkok

American Faces More Than 15-Year Sentence in Thailand for Insulting Monarchy

Thai police have arrested U.S. citizen Lerpong Wichaikhammat, 54, and charged him with defaming the revered monarchy for an alleged offense dating to a four-year-old post on his blog. Insulting the monarchy, known as "Lese Majeste", is a serious crime in Thailand that is punishable by up to 15 years in

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Thailand’s Massive Internet Censorship

Government objective: Hear no evil, speak no evil Global Voices Advocacy (GVD), a global anti-censorship network of bloggers and online activists, has launched a shocking report that Thailand has blocked at least 113,000 websites deemed to pose a threat to national security. With its objective to defend free speech online,

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