Thailand Goes For Internet Censorship With An Anti-Circumvention Twist
from the how-nice-of-them dept
Thailand isn't doing such a good job dealing with the internet these days. The government there blocked all of YouTube over a single silly video that offended the monarch and then shut down a chat site that had comments critical of the government. Now, the government has passed new regulations to allow Thailand to censor the internet. Even better, it includes an anti-circumvention clause that would make it illegal to even try to get around the censorship. It's certainly one way for a government to bury its collective head in the sand, but it seems likely to build up an awful lot of resentment from everyone else.