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IT crime taskforce looking into negative social media posts on cash handout scheme


Five negative posts on social media about the government’s cash-handout programme have been forwarded to Thailand's Action Taskforce for Information Technology Crime Suppression, Ministry of Finance spokesperson Lavaron Sangsnit said.

He said the ministries of Finance as well as Digital Economy and Society had jointly made the decision.
The government has launched a cash-hand programme to help citizens nationwide who have been impacted by the Covid-19 crisis. The citizens must register by filling their name and other personal information in the online form, and the government informs them later whether they are eligible to receive Bt5,000 for six months or not.
It was found that some people had posted negative comments on social media and roused the interest of other netizens.
The ministries found after investigation that the five posts were by those who had filled wrong information in the online form, or by those who had received the Bt5,000 and posted improper content or opinions on social media.

Published : April 11, 2020

By : THE NATION