Thailand is threatening to sue Facebook after a video was shared on the platform showing the King of Thailand walking about in a yellow crop top.
Access to 178 pages containing the video has been restricted but the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) claims that there are still 131 pages available.
“If even a single illicit page remains, we will immediately discuss what legal steps to take against Facebook Thailand,” Takorn Tantasith, secretary-general of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission said.
Under lese-majeste law, anyone who openly criticises the monarchy can face up to 15 years in prison. The number of prosecutions has been on the increase ever since 2014 when the military seized control of the country. Charges could be levied against Facebook, however, if Facebook Thailand is not a full branch of Facebook Inc, it would be impossible to sue because it does not control illegal content, legal experts say.
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