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Turbulent Thailand

Thai forum blocked on Facebook, only to return with massive new page

Social media giant fights government order over group critical of monarchy

A demonstrator holds a placard at a rally in Bangkok.   © Reuters

NEW YORK -- Facebook said Tuesday that it will appeal Thailand's order to bar access to a popular page critical of the Southeast Asian country's monarchy, the day after complying.

Facebook was "compelled to restrict access to content which the Thai government has deemed to be illegal" but is gearing up to fight this, a spokesperson told the Nikkei Asian Review on Tuesday.

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