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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Calls for Justice Answered by Social Media in 2016

The rise of social media in recent years, for all its flaws, has given the public a powerful tool to draw attention to their grievances and sometimes prompt action by occasionally indifferent authorities.
Rungroj Khwunkomol, aunt of the assaulted student, speaks at a press conference Friday afternoon.

‘Past the Point of Saying Sorry,’ Says Family of Spleen-Ruptured Student

BANGKOK — “It’s past the point of saying sorry. They didn’t come to the hospital. They’ve shown they aren’t remorseful,” said Rungroj Khwunkomol, the...

K-Drama Addicts Panic as Top Pirate Site Stops Streaming

Thailand’s de facto source for feeding its addiction to Korean soap operas was forced to stop subbing and streaming new episodes to the dismay of panicked fans.

Flight Attendant Bullied Over Pics Gets Last Laugh

BANGKOK — Instead of ghosting, raging or lawyering up, a former flight attendant ridiculed online for her bogus travel photos thumbed her nose at the scorn and one-upped those mocking her.

Sup With Sek Loso’s Five-Day Facebook Live Meltdown?

BANGKOK — The glazed eyes and unshaven beard leap from the tiny screen as one of the nation’s top rockers speaks nostalgically of small...

Fury Road: Bad Driving Leads to Angry Taxi Confrontation

BANGKOK — A driver who couldn’t stomach being honked at gave angry pursuit to a taxi driver in southern Bangkok, all of which has gone viral in a video clip of the incident as of Tuesday.

Let Us Hire Foreigners, Short-Staffed Shop Owners Demand

BANGKOK — Business owners say they are unable to find Thai employees to staff service jobs and are urging the government to relax its restrictions on foreign employees.

Citizens Should Resist Online Censorship, Advocates Say

By Pravit Rojanaphruk
Senior Staff Writer

BANGKOK — Citizens have a duty to not buy into state propaganda, be critical of the powers that be and resist censorship, anti-coup activist Sombat Boonngamanong said at a symposium yesterday.
Coup fever struck Thai social media earlier in February following a perfect storm of true, partially true and outright false reports circulated online.

Info Wars: Social Media Ripe Target For Thai Election Disinfo

A tangle of truths, half-truths and falsehoods, it was the kind of mess vexing tech platforms have been struggling – and often failing – to handle in the age of online disinformation.

Woman’s GrabBike Dinner Date Seduces Lonely Internet

BANGKOK — There’s no reason to dine alone anymore, ever.

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