Reuters: Google takes down maps targeting hundreds of Thais accused of opposing king. ” Google took down two Google Maps documents on Monday that had listed the names and addresses of hundreds of Thai activists who were accused by royalists of opposing the monarchy, the technology company said.”
Bangkok Post: Virtual dose of history and culture. “Recently, the Fine Arts Department launched a new website … which allows visitors to explore 12 historical parks throughout the country such as Si Satchanalai Historical Park, Ayutthaya Historical Park, Sukhothai Historical Park and Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park. Using advanced multimedia technology, it is designed to resemble an audio guide in Thai and English, including animated cartoons for kids, video clips, photographs, e-books and diagrams so that people of all ages can easily learn about Thailand’s rich history and cultural heritage.”
AFP Fact Check: Social media posts mislead on New Zealand’s Covid-19 vaccination drive. “Multiple Facebook posts shared thousands of times in Thailand in February 2021 claim New Zealand has ‘returned to normal’ as ‘the majority of people have been vaccinated [for Covid-19]’. The posts shared screenshots of a video featuring New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern alongside a claim it shows her ‘encouraging people to do outdoor activities to prove that New Zealand has finally returned to normal’. ”
New York Times: American Could Face Prison in Thailand After Posting Negative Reviews of a Resort. “An American man who lives in Thailand was unhappy that a resort hotel wanted to charge him a $15 corkage fee for bringing his own bottle of gin to the restaurant. He argued with a manager and then later did what has become second nature for disgruntled tourists: He posted negative reviews of the resort online.” Apparently the resort is willing to settle with the guest, but I don’t know if it happened. No recent news on a quick search.
Straits Times: Thai minister says clampdown on social media content won’t stop as Facebook plans to fight order
Straits Times: Thai minister says clampdown on social media content won’t stop as Facebook plans to fight order. “Thailand’s digital minister vowed not to relent on Wednesday (Aug 26) in a crackdown on social media content deemed illegal. It was also unlikely that Facebook would follow through on plans to challenge an order to block access to a group critical of the Thai monarchy, the minister said. The ‘Royalist Marketplace’ group, which had more than one million members, was blocked within Thailand late on Monday after the Digital Ministry threatened legal action against Facebook under the country’s Computer Crime Act.”