Monday, January 05, 2009

Thai censorship list leaked: RTÉ News blocked

Thailand's Ministry of Information and Communication Technology operates a secret internet censorship system, blocking access to websites deemed unsuitable for the Thai people. The list of blocked websites has now been leaked, and makes for interesting reading. Doubtless Thais will be glad to know that they are being protected from such evils as the Economist , Charlie Chaplin and Hillary Clinton's campaign videos.

Irish readers will be interested to note that one of the banned pages is from RTÉ News, even though that page merely discusses Thai blocking of YouTube and does not itself contain any content that could remotely be considered offensive.

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