5 months 9 arrested in Thailand for fake news Manilatimes |World
BANGKOK: Nine people have been arrested in Thailand for spreading “fake news” on Facebook, with posts about sacked election officials and bogus ballots in the wake of controversial polls in the kingdom. Junta-ruled Thailand held its first vote since a 2014 coup on Sunday, with a military-backed party and its main rival linked to a self-exiled billionaire both claiming the right to govern. Full official results have not yet been released, but questions are mounting over election irregularities that may have skewed initial numbers. A Thai official said Thursday that nine people were arrested for sharing fake news on Facebook ... more