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June 18, 2021 17:00 JST | Thailand A pro-democracy protester prays during a demonstration in Bangkok in December 2020: the current Thai political conflict has a generational and ideological divide.
© Sipa/AP Panarat Anamwathana is a lecturer in economic history at Thammasat University in Bangkok.
Polarization seems to be a mainstay in Thai politics. Social media and misinformation are exacerbating the deterioration of social cohesion and trust.
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