Facebook Blocks Access to Popular Royalist Discussion Website

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By: Pavin Chachavalpongpun

Facebook has acceded to a demand from the Thai government to block access to Royalists Marketplace, the country’s most successful Facebook group, with 1,06 million members.

Royalists Marketplace was set up on April 16 to provide a space for genuine discussion about the monarchy, a topic perceived as a taboo. In the four months …

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