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Facebook ‘blocked’

Posted by pakin On May - 28 - 2014

16.30 –The Facebook website has been blocked in Thailand on Wednesday afternoon.

Social media users across the country have not been able to access the site since 3pm.

According to telecommunications sources, about 30 million Facebook accounts in the country have been blocked.

After army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha declared a coup to oust the caretaker government on May 22, the military junta has then imposed censorship on the media, blocking access to foreign television networks, restricting what Thai networks can broadcast and blocking hundreds of internet websites.

16.50 –NCPO denies planning to block Facebook services: report

Jos Sor 100 radio station reported that the National Council for Peace and Order denied planning to block Facebook services in Thailand.
The station quoted the NCPO as saying that Facebook was inaccessible in many parts of the country because a serious technical glitch at the main gateway Facebook servers. The station quoted NCPO as saying that the services would resume within 5 pm.

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