Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Slashdot coverage of ProtectTheKing.net

ProtectTheKing.net makes Slashdot:

"In a move that would make the old eastern German Stasi green with envy, the Thai government has modernized a system that allows citizens to snitch on fellow citizens. 'Internet users are being urged to show their loyalty to the king by contributing to a new website called protecttheking.net, which has been set up by a parliamentary committee. On the site's front page it is described as a means for Thai people to show their loyalty to the king by protecting him from what it calls misunderstandings about him. It calls on all citizens to inform on anyone suspected of insulting or criticising the monarchy.' An large unknown population of political prisoners are currently being held for 3 to 15 years in Thai prisons for being interpreted as insulting the monarchy."

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Blogger Ian said...

Kind of amusing that the Thai govt forgot to renew the domain name and someone else now has the site www.protecttheking.net

5:47 PM, December 04, 2009  

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