Facebook to block local content
Facebook Inc has agreed to continue to consider the Thai government’s requests to restrict local access to content on its site found to be in violation of the country’s laws. The US internet giant replied to the Thai Internet Service Provider Association after a group of local internet service providers belonging to the association emailed an official request to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg last week. Tispa is responsible for 95% of internet traffic in Thailand, and consists of 19 internet service providers as well as an international internet gateway. The Criminal Court had ordered some 6,900 web pages or websites to be shut down since 2015, with the NBTC last week ordering all ISPs and IIG to block illicit web pages and content deemed illegal by the court within the next seven days, or risk having their licences revoked.