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Thailand To Sue Facebook Over The Viral Video Of Their King Looking Cozy In Crop Top( Video)

Despite the things that are far from good about the social media, it is an interesting space, and a source of the most confounding piece of news. In one such discoveries, a video of the Thai King, Maha Vajiralongkorn, 64, was spotted on Facebook, where he was seen wearing a crop top and some fake tattoos. Naturally, this video went viral on the platform.
Considering the country’s strict censorship laws, Thai authorities are now threatening to press charges against Facebook if the clip isn’t removed.
The video was reportedly filmed in Munich , and was widely shared on the social network. Since it was published on the social network, the footage has garnered more than 461,000 views. But just so we understand how grave this issue is, mocking the monarchy in Thailand is punishable by up to 15 years in jail.


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,


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