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Access ContestedSecurity, Identity, and Resistance in Asian Cyberspace$
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Ronald Deibert, John Palfrey, Rafal Rohozinski, and Jonathan Zittrain

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262016780

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262016780.001.0001

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Internet Politics in Thailand after the 2006 Coup

Internet Politics in Thailand after the 2006 Coup

Regulation by Code and a Contested Ideological Terrain

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(p.83) 5 Internet Politics in Thailand after the 2006 Coup
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Pirongrong Ramasoota

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262016780.003.0005

This chapter focuses on the Internet filtering evolution in Thailand particularly after the 2006 military coup. Legal measures to control online communication in Thailand after the coup, including the Computer-Related Offenses Act B.E. 2550, the Council for Democratic Reform’s Order No. 5/2549, and Internal Security Act B.E. 2551, among others, are discussed. The chapter presents the automatic URL filtering technique developed at the Bangkok-based Kasetsart University due to the complaints over lèse-majesté cases used in 2008 and onwards. The chapter presents strategies employed by civil society members to deal with Internet filtering, including increasing security in online use, use of proxy servers, and campaigning for public advocacy on issues related to Internet freedom.

Keywords:   Internet filtering, Thailand, military coup, automatic URL filtering, proxy servers, public advocacy

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