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Prayuth Says He’s Everyone’s Dad. Thainet Vomits in Mouth.

BANGKOK — The junta leader’s claim that everyone in the nation is his child to care for became the latest strain of political scorn to course through the net Tuesday.
Image: Huaitoon / Facebook

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...
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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.
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.
The Democracy Monument on Thursday. Photo: Matichon

Thai Net Skeptical About Democracy Monument ‘Renovation’

BANGKOK — City Hall is having a hard time convincing the internet that one of Bangkok’s most recognized landmarks isn’t about to suffer the same fate as other monuments to Thai democracy.
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.

Naresuan Seniors, Alumni Defend Muddy Hazing

PHITSANULOK — A ceremony, watched over by professors, sanctifies a wooden pole. Freshmen in white carry a heavy wooden pillar around the campus before...

Viral Video Uses Pooches to Explain Dog-Eat-Dog Thai Elections

BANGKOK — An amusing and educational animation explaining how the March 24 Thai elections will work – through dog cartoons – was going viral...

#SkyLovesDaddy: How a Politician Became a Sweeping Thai Net Hashtag

BANGKOK — In the lead-up to the first election since social media fully bloomed in the country, every major party is competing for attention on the volatile Thai internet.
Photo: Anti Sotus / Facebook

Freshmen Stripped to Undies on SOTUS Beach Trip

PHETCHABURI — Freshmen were stripped to their underwear and forced to stand shoulder to shoulder as early-morning waves crashed around them. Some were made...

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