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Old Grievances Flare on Social Media Over Dhammakaya’s Divisiveness

BANGKOK — While police blockaded thousands of monks and followers in Wat Dhammakaya under the harsh, early summer sun for a fifth day, the online war of words was equally heated.

Thainet Flips Out Over Headbanging Bird

BANGKOK — If you want a picture of the future, imagine a purple cartoon bird thrashing its head – forever.

Chula Students Want #ChulassicPark-Era Uniform Rule to Go Extinct

BANGKOK — Chulalongkorn University engineering students hit back Wednesday against a rule that uniforms must be worn at all times, even outside the classroom, at the peril of their academic standing.

Social Media Opens New Fronts in Thailand’s Culture Wars

BANGKOK — When the Miss World Pageant 2016 was broadcast in Thailand last month, millions saw Filipino-American host Megan Young’s cleavage blurred by Thai censors every time she appeared on camera.

So Much Green: Google Declares All Bangkok is Parkland

BANGKOK — Users of Google’s popular mapping feature were surprised Friday to find much of Thailand – and all of Bangkok – had become parkland.

Ecology of Intrusion: Report Details Thai State’s Assault on Internet Privacy

BANGKOK — When Facebook abruptly vanished from virtual Thailand in 2014, it was as if the social media-addicted masses were exposed to the vacuum of space. The gasping lasted about 30 minutes until access was restored, and suspicion immediately turned to the military, which only six days prior staged a coup d’etat and had long sought control of the internet.

Thai Teacher’s Tale of Injustice Ignites Public Sympathies

BANGKOK — A teacher imprisoned for a year and a half for killing a motorcyclist on the road has gone public with a story of injustice and police incompetence that a court will soon hear.

Absurd News Parody Brings Smiles to Flood-Ravaged South (Photos)

NARATHIWAT— As floods deluge Southern Thailand, devastate communities and drowned at least one man, some soggy smiles were found in the antics of an amateur news report skewering disaster-porn journalism.

The Good, Bad & Ugly of the Computer Crime Act, in Detail

After the Computer Crime Act was passed Dec. 16 by unanimous vote despite a last-minute petition of more than 300,000 opposing the law and much-hated Single Gateway program, all eyes are now on the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, or DE Ministry, to see how it exercises its new great powers.

Pim Thai Mai Dai Could Be the Most Relevant Thing Online Right Now

BANGKOK — Click on those colorful memes mixing Taylor Swift gifs with this minute’s hot topic and expect to be confused when it takes you to Pim Thai Mai Dai.





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