Thailand demanded that Facebook block offensive posts about the king

Maha Vajiralongkorn

The Thai authorities demanded that the social network Facebook to block content that may offend the dignity of the king Mahi Vajiralongkorn. About it reports BBC News.

Otherwise, Bangkok threatened litigation. In Thailand, noted that the social network has already removed some publications, however, about 130 of them still see Thai users.

These materials Facebook needs to block until Tuesday, may 16. We are talking about photos and videos and text reviews.

The monarch popular in social networks. As marks “bi-Bi-si”, he often appeared in public in short the shirt off his tattooed belly. Tuesday, may 9, in a network there was video on which the king in the company of girls in mini skirt walking around the Mall with ice cream in hand. Dressed monarch in ultrashort shirt, showing his tattooed stomach, back and arms.

According to Thai law, for insulting a member of the Royal family citizen faces up to 15 years in prison.

Maha Vajiralongkorn was proclaimed the new king of Thailand on 1 December 2016. The new monarch came to the throne as the 10th king of the Chakri dynasty (Rama X) after the death of the previous king, his father Pumipon Adulyadej (Rama IX).

A few months prior to this network gained popularity is made in the summer of 2016 pictures from the Munich airport, where Vajiralongkorn, the then crown Prince of Thailand, also dressed almost covering the body top and jeans with a low rise.