This Week in Asia: Will Thailand’s Military Rulers Ask Social Media Firms to Censor Individual Citizens? Reply

This week in Asia, I pick up stories out of Thailand, Singapore, and Malaysia.  Site Tech in Asia reports that Thailand’s current rulers will approach Google and Facebook in an effort to censor individual citizens.  I also share the story of a Singaporean blogger who wants to crowdsource his legal fees after making some questionable assertions about the Prime Minister.  Finally, the report wraps up with Cadbury’s Halal problems in Malaysia and Indonesia.

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Did CNN Step In It Again? Thai Discontent Over Biased Media Coverage and How Offline Events Drive Social Movement Online 1

Over the past few weeks, I have followed a series of articles and blog posts describing discontent in Thailand over CNN’s and BBC’s media coverage of the protests and unrest. The complaints about biased coverage seem highly similar to the complain… More…