Thailand’s internet censorship rates 6/10

Thailand has received a score of 6 out of 10 in internet censorship, on a par with various regional peers, according to UK-based tech research firm Comparitech.

A score of 6 was given to 17 countries, including Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia and Vietnam, out of 150 countries surveyed.

The higher the score, the greater the censorship. A score of 10 is the harshest internet censorship.

Singapore received a score of 5, while Myanmar and the Philippines were given a 4.

Responding to Thailand’s score of 6, Comparitech editor Paul Bischoff told the Bangkok Post that Thailand bans access to some torrent sites, restricts access to pornography and censors news media and social media.

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