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Facebook, YouTube block access in Thailand to 1,800 pages

Broadcast regulator backs off, says both parties are 'collaborative'

Thai regulator Takorn Tantasith told reporters Aug. 7 that penalties will not be imposed on social media companies or internet service providers at present.

BANGKOK -- Thailand's telecom regulator is satisfied with Facebook and YouTube after the social media companies blocked access from Thailand to over 1,800 pages over the past three months -- although this is only about half the number deemed illegal under local laws.

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