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Away From Dull Rallies, Thai Election Sizzles Online

From parodies of Thai Line spam to pairing political parties with Westerosi factions from “Game of Thrones,” the digital seas are churning with snark...
This image released by Disney-Marvel Studios shows Brie Larson in a scene from "Captain Marvel." Image: Disney-Marvel Studios

In Success of ‘Captain Marvel,’ a Defeat For Trolls

Capt. Marvel possesses superhuman strength, cosmic awareness and, it turns out, the ability to vanquish trolls.
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#FacebookDown? #IGDown? Thai Net Loses Will to Live.

BANGKOK — Oh, TFW every itching millisecond wait to share a great picture with the world is replaced with a horrifying realization – the world has ceased to exist.
US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk from Marine One to board Air Force One on March 8 at Lawson Army Airfield, Fort Benning, Georgia. Photo: Carolyn Kaster / Associated Press

No Body Double: Trump Blasts #FakeMelania Theories

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is not amused by the #FakeMelania conspiracy theories circulating on social media.

Facebook, Instagram Still Down in Many Places

Facebook says it is aware of outages on its platforms including Facebook, Messenger and Instagram and is working to resolve the issue.

#SmartChoice? Netizens Unconvinced by Prayuth’s Simple Meal

BANGKOK — When he’s not pulling the levers of power, junta chairman Prayuth Chan-ocha is a simple human who eats modest meals.
At left, Thais in Malaysia use cardboard boxes to vote Saturday in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: Muhammad Sasu / Facebook. At right, long lines outside the embassy on the same day.

Thai Election Gets Messy Start Overseas, Voters Complain

BANGKOK — Election officials are on the defensive after overseas voters complained angrily about a raft of problems including missing ballots, incorrect candidate information and poor voting facilities.
Arnon Rodthong and Karnsita Rodthong speak at a news conference Monday.

Readers Fall in Love With Durian Heiress and Send Us Weird Mail

BANGKOK — When a southern durian tycoon called off a contest to marry off his daughter because he was overwhelmed by inquiries, he wasn’t kidding.
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Thai Net Reacts to Party Dissolution With Pungent Memes

BANGKOK — The internet was overwhelmed with sarcasm and dismay Thursday after a five-month-old political party was disbanded three weeks before Election Day.
An ordination ceremony May 2017 in Chaiyaphum province.

Temple Fests > Uni Tests, Pheu Thai Staffer Scolds Students

PATHUM THANI — When drunk revelers stormed a school last week for asking them to turn down their ordination ceremony, it united the public against them. That happened again Wednesday when a campaign staffer ridiculed another group of students pleading for quiet.





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