Thai Government Continues Pretending That If They Ban Critical Websites, No One Will Think Badly Of Its King
from the nice-try dept
What is it about governments that they think if they take a website they don't like down it will make people stop thinking bad things? Thailand's politicians seem to have adopted this viewpoint lately. First they tried to ban all of YouTube over a silly video making fun of Thailand's king. Now they're shutting down a popular political chat site. It's not as if people will stop thinking critically about the government or the monarchy -- and if anything, trying to shut down these sites will make people even more upset. It's also not as if they won't find some other place to congregate, if slightly less public. All these efforts have served to do is to bring a lot more attention to how thin-skinned Thailand's politicians seem to be.