Recent moves by Thailand's military-backed government to tighten controls over social media are as much an international investor issue as a domestic political concern. Since it seized power in May 2014, the government of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has frequently encroached on basic rights and has challenged dissenting voices, sometimes detaining people for days under the pretext of "attitude adjustment." But as the digital era has gained momentum, the junta has increasingly trained its sights on social media.
Thailand faces economic costs of social media censorship
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