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Over 3,000 websites, social-media pages under ministry’s eagle eye

As many as 3,083 social-media pages and websites that are potentially in violation of the law were reported via the DESMonitor Facebook page, Digital Economy and Society Minister Buddhipongse Punnakanta said on Tuesday (August 18).

He said that from August 7 to 17, reports had been filed of 3,083 social media pages and websites, of which 1,395 were found to be in violation of the Computer Crimes Act. Of the 1,395 violators, 1,014 are Facebook pages, 226 YouTube clips, 121 Twitter messages, 25 websites and nine TikTok posts.

“Ministry officials have collected evidence and submitted it to court,” he said. “The court has ordered the closure of 653 social media pages or websites so far.”

However, he said, some social-media pages have ignored the court order.

“Those who don’t obey this order will face a fine of Bt200,000 or Bt5,000 per day until they improve their content in line with Section 27 of the Computer Crimes Act,” he added.

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