Friday, August 31, 2007

The Nation Fabricates Story about the You Tube Controversy

Ban on YouTube lifted after deal

Website to block clips offensive to Thais or that break Thai law

The controversy sparked off earlier this year when a person from the US, using the pseudonym "Paddidda", posted several video clips insulting the Thai monarchy. This happened when the political situation in Thailand was tense, with an undercurrent of confrontation between supporters of ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and those who backed the military regime.

The Nation has no shame. The editors are liars and propagandists.

When I came to the US, I checked out the You Tube video because I couldn't see it in Thailand.

It was an offensive video.

However, it had absolutely nothing to do with Thaksin or the political situation in Thailand. The original video was a protest against the Oliver Jufer rulings and the lese majeste law.

Here is another outrageous lie:

After a series of futile negotiations with YouTube to withdraw the clips, the Ministry of ICT decided to ban the site altogether, prompting accusations from the international media that the military regime was taking Thailand to times past with stringent censorship laws.

ICT never negotiated with you YouTube before it was banned.

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