Tourists! Don’t try to post photos on Facebook when in Thailand

Tourists! Don't necessarily count on posting your holiday photos on Facebook or other social media when enjoying a vacation to Thailand.

Tourists! Don’t try to post photos on Facebook when in Thailand

Tourists! Don’t necessarily count on posting your holiday photos on Facebook or other social media when enjoying a vacation to Thailand.

After Thailand limited the curfew to 3 hours only, it appears Facebook was just blocked by the military junta in Thailand. The Tech and Telecoms ministry says confirmed this Facebook block to Reuters.

Facebook was taken off, and minutes later eTN received tweets from Thailand, confirming the social network is back online.

Now the Thai ministry says it will call in representatives of social media firms ‘to ask for co-operation

Anyone wanting to log into blocked networks like Facebook may consider a network like myexpatnet to go around local IP’s when connecting to the internet.

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In china, the ruling Communist Party is launching a new crackdown on popular instant messaging platforms including Tencent’s WeChat, state media said on Wednesday, the latest in a series of moves to stifle online speech.

The month-long campaign follows a similar clampdown last year on Sina Weibo, a Twitter-like microblogging service whose popularity has been hit as China’s censors have tightened their grip.

Tencent’s WeChat is an instant messaging platform that allows users to send text, photos, videos and voice messages over mobile devices.

It has more than twice as many monthly active users, 396 million, than Sina Weibo on 143.8 million, but most WeChat users send their messages privately rather than sharing them publicly.

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