Thailand’s military has blocked Facebook in hopes of quieting protests against the coup d’etat it declared last week.
The country’s information technology ministry announced the block on Wednesday after reports that users were not able to access their Facebook accounts. Initially, authorities said it was a technical glitch, but Surachai Srisaracam, the permanent secretary of the Information and Communications Technology Ministry told Reuters that the block is deliberate
“We have blocked Facebook temporarily,” he said. “Right now there’s a campaign to ask for people to stage protests against the army so we need to ask for cooperation from social media to help us stop the spread of critical messages about the coup” Read more…