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Fake news: Nine people arrested by AFNC

 

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Thailand Anti-Fake News Center announced yesterday that they have arrested nine people for sharing fake news on Facebook from may 25th to June 5th.

 

Three were connected to bogus stories about Covid-19 and a further six made erroneous claims about the government's cash bailout to the needy. 

 

The AFNC working with the ministry of digital economy and society said that fake news is on the wane since January.

 

But they reminded people they could be jailed for five years for spreading fake news and/or fined 100,000 baht. Fines and jail time are still in place for breaching rules about the emergency decree.

 

The nine cases were as follows (names omitted).

 

1. A woman claimed that another woman fell down from Covid-19 at a shopping center in Rayong.


2. A man in Suphanburi claimed that garlic could cure the virus.


3. A woman in Chonburi shared a story about ginger, honey and other extracts curing Covid-19.

 

4-9 all related to stories across six provinces in which people said that information lodged to claim the 5,000 baht government handouts was being used by the state to extract tax payments from the public. 

 

Source: Daily News

 

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3 minutes ago, Phil McCaverty said:

They'd have a field day if they read Thai Visa.

Maybe. But, they prob aren't worried too much as there are only about fifty of us who regularly post and read posts on here and none of our English-language posts would ever go viral in Thai social media. 

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15 minutes ago, Phil McCaverty said:

They'd have a field day if they read Thai Visa.

Indeed they would. All they have to do is get hold of my ignore list and they'd have a spiffing day!

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So, no arrests of any people who shared posts about somtam protecting people from the virus?

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3 hours ago, worgeordie said:

In the news the other day a guy DUI in his Merc,killed

2 young students,he only got 4 years !, spreading fake

news about garlic could get you 5 years.unbelievable.

regards worgeordie

 

Don,t forget the young lady, still in jail I believe, who got 15 years for possession of one tenth of a gram of coke, incredible 😞

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3 hours ago, PatOngo said:

What? No officials arrested for falsely claiming a crackdown on corruption??? Mmmmm!🤔

No prostitutes in Pattaya

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