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Mourning in All Forms for Rama IX’s Death Anniversary

While state or organization-sanctioned merit-making rituals bloom across the country, regular folks and netizens on Friday found other ways to mourn King Bhumibol on the first anniversary of his passing, from mass nun ordinations and Twitter emojis to an organized attempt to turn Pokemon Go gyms yellow.

Women Share Challenges, Successes on #DayoftheGirl #วันเด็กหญิงสากล

BANGKOK — Women and girls took to social media channels Wednesday to talk about the challenges they still face in society on International Day of the Girl.

Making Thailand’s Digital Economy ‘Stand Out’

A push toward the digital economy is the cornerstone of the Thailand 4.0 initiative, a little policy I have been writing about here and there. Something that might seem a bit abstract, but it indeed has metrics that can be measured and analyzed.

Movie on 1976 Massacre Barred From Showing on Anniversary

BANGKOK — A movie hailed by critics as best film of the year was banned from screening this evening on the 41st anniversary of...

Facebook Must Act on Anti-Rohingya Hate Speech: UN Free Speech Chief

BANGKOK — Facebook should police the kind of hate speech and disinformation fanning the flames of conflict in Myanmar, the UN’s special rapporteur on...

#KingBhumibol, #Crematorium Reign Online as Mourning Month Gets Underway

BANGKOK — As the anniversary of Rama IX’s death and his cremation ceremony draws near, Thai social media feeds have gone black as netizens mourn the late monarch.

Twitter Tests Doubling Character Limit to 280

NEW YORK — Need more room to type those deep thoughts? Twitter is testing a 280-character limit for tweets, doubling the current length restriction...

Fever of Online Gossip Puts Anchorwoman on Knife’s Edge

BANGKOK — A partial reflection in a dinner knife, a months-old zebra photo and a lot of innuendo were enough for virtual Thailand to pin a scarlet letter of shame on a television news reporter.

Facebook May Face an ‘Era of Accountability’

NEW YORK — The problems keep piling up for Facebook, and it's unclear how long the internet giant will be able to brush them...

Cuddle Up With a Corpse Pillow This Halloween

BANGKOK — How would you like to spend a night next to an undead soul trapped in its shrouded corpse?

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