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So you think Thai Internet censorship is bad?

Dec 23. 2015
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I have been guilty in the past of writing to you about the inane Internet censorship imposed by the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology.
I have just returned from a nine-day trip to China and will have to think twice in the future before criticising the Thai censors.
Every hotel I stayed at in China offered free WiFi, but it was a meaningless gesture. While some of my email got through, I was not able to reply to any of it until I returned to Thailand. Likewise Facebook was blocked, though many might see that as a blessing in disguise.
And for nine days I was left in ignorance as to what was happening back here in Thailand and the rest of the world, because my access to The Nation website was blocked, as was my access to the Sydney Morning Herald, my Australian newspaper homepage.
David Brown

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