Bangkok – Thailand, which is regularly crackdown on Internet content deemed critical of his revered monarchy, on Monday hailed controversial new policy of social media giant on Twitter censorship.
San Francisco Network Web site announced last week that he is now able to block tweets from country to country basis, unless required by law, enraging many users, but in Thailand, said that he supports the motion.
"It's a good idea that Twitter has this policy to take care not to allow its users breaking the law, because freedom of speech should not infringe the rights of others and the laws in each country," Thai Information and Communications Technology Minister Anudith Nakornthap told AFP.
"ICT Ministry will continue to ensure that no person or group uses social networks to break the law. I agree with the new policy Twitter, but we will not be involved with censorship Twitter".
The Thai government withdrew tens of thousands of web pages, in recent years because they were considered offensive to the royal family, a very sensitive topic in a politically divided country.
The boom in online discussions in social media like Facebook and Twitter ignites political debates and challenging long-standing taboo in Thailand, against open discussion of the royal family.
In November, Thailand has asked Facebook to remove more than 10,000 pages of material that contain images or text deemed offensive to the monarchy.
Everyone convicted of insulting Thailand's king, queen, the heir or the regent could to jail for up to 15 years for each crime, and human rights organizations expressed concern about the number of convictions in accordance with strict rules.