Thailand: Internet Usage Tax

Stuart Towns comments on the recently announced Internet usage tax in Thailand. “And it only gets worse: “In addition to the bandwidth tax, an extra usage tax of 490 Baht (US$14)will be levied on those using Bittorrents and surfing foreign language internet forums.” Unbelievable!”

update: Thai blogger iteau exposes this is an April fool prank.


  • Note that this is an April Fool news.

  • […] Tax on Internet Usage: Fool! Jump to Comments Most people talk about Google April Fool.  However, I just found another one (and yeah I wasfooled!). Interestingly, this piece has been picked up on Global Voices Online as a serious news quoting Stuart G Towns.  I don’t know the intention of the contributor of GVO.  If he did not see the last word and blog as it is a real news, that would be more interesting case of how blogger cite other sources. […]

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