And so, Thai authorities had given Facebook an ultimatum till Tuesday to pull down the video. Facebook immediately ended up geo-blocking the clip in the Thailand region. “When governments believe that something on the Internet violates their laws, they may contact companies like Facebook and ask us to restrict access to that content.
When we receive such a request, we review it to determine if it puts us on notice of unlawful content,” Facebook said in a statement to NYMag. “If we determine that it does, then we make it unavailable in the relevant country or territory and notify people who try to access it why it is restricted.”
However, the footage was visible in the US, and so Takorn Tantasith, the secretary-general of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), announced on that the authorities would sue. The NBTC secretary general claimed that Facebook had only removed 178 of the 309 posts Thai authorities had deemed offensive, 131 were still accessible in Thailand. “If even a single illicit page remains, we will immediately discuss what legal steps to take against Facebook Thailand,