Welcome to News Views, CASBAA’s news round-up culled from sources across the industry for the week ending June 16th. Curated by CASBAA, News Views keeps you in the loop. We always value your feedback, so tell us what you think!
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Facebook is being regularly cited as a “problem” in Bangkok these days. The authorities seem determined to get some sort of control over illegal content spread on Facebook and other social media platforms. Facebook says it decides if it considers posted content unlawful, when it receives a request from a government (as long as the request is in English, with all the boxes checked). Ah, but the Thai government thinks IT is entitled to decide what is unlawful in Thailand, and it communicates in the Thai language. (Guess that’s news to the boys in Silicon Valley. Maybe they’re better at Spanish.) So there is clearly a bit of a rub there. And the chief Thai regulator says he knows how to get their attention – go after their money. “I will not touch the service; I will touch the way you make money,” he said in an interview. “I think they will cooperate because they make a lot of money from Thailand.”