Thailand: You Tube Surrenders to Thailand

Video sharing site YouTube has agreed to take down the videos that ridiculed the Thai king and offended the Thai government. Thailand had threatened to sue Google and YouTube is currently blocked in Thailand.New Mandala has some questions. “Following this development, there are many new questions: When will YouTube be available again in Thailand? Will YouTube now block any future content that is deemed illegal in Thailand? Will there be a global ban on content deemed to breach the Thai lèse majesté provisions? Will the provocateurs who uploaded the offending YouTube videos now just find other outlets for their work? Will they be banned too?”

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