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Thai government calls on Google to take down content insulting monarchy

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<p>US internet giant Google has agreed to help remove content insulting Thailand’s monarchy. </p> <p>It follows pressure from hardline royalists in the country demanding action to take down material deemed offensive on Google’s subsidiary, You Tube, following King Bhumibol’s (Pumeepol’s) death earlier this month. <br /> Google says it will follow existing policies on content removal. </p> <p>Thailand’s deputy prime minister said more than 100 items insulting the monarchy had been found on the US internet firms services. </p> <p>The Asian country has some of the strictest lese majeste laws in the world. </p> <p>Its military government has said it is tracking individuals suspected of insulting the monarchy since the King’s death and will ask countries to extradite them.</p>
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