Thailand seeks court order to block YouTube again

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Thailand seeks court order to block YouTube again

Bangkok (Thailand) – The Thai government is trying to block new YouTube videos, the first action it has announced after lifting its ban on the site last month.

The government claims there are videos that are offensive and it wants YouTube to yank them from the site.  Thailand Justice Ministry representative Yanaphon Youngyuen said in a Reuters interview, “In the next couple of days, we will seek a court order to block those links deemed to cause public confusion and threaten national security.”

Thailand became the source of controversy earlier this year when its state-run Internet service provider blocked access to YouTube for many Thai residents.

YouTube eventually agreed to remove the clips that Thailand deemed offensive last month.