Several Thai authorities sites briefly crashed due to some “symbolic act” by individuals against plans to introduce one Internet portal site, officials said now, a measure critics say will allow it to be simpler for the ruling junta to censor the internet.
“There were several other authorities websites which faced similar issues,” he explained, including access to the sites was restored via this morning.
Thousands of men and women have signed a petition against plans to introduce one Internet portal for Thailand to allow it to be more easy to track the block and internet content. With this day more than 132,000 individuals had signed a request on Change.Org calling on the authorities to forego the proposition, while the state sites that had crashed seemed to be running but more slowly than normal.
In a press conference before ICT minister Uttama Savannaya said traffic on the web site of the ministry surpassed ability “It turned out to be a symbolic act by individuals concerned in regards to the one Internet portal. We tend not to believe they planned to assault government sites,” he told reporters in Bangkok.
Internet portals will be the points on a network in which the world-wide internet is connected to by a state.
Initially the Internet in Thailand streamed via an individual portal site possessed by the authorities.
Now, Uttama insisted there would be “no restriction of liberty” below the proposition. “We WOn’t intervene in the usage of Internet or social media,” he said. However, the minister added the Thai prime minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha, who directed last year’s coup as then military chief, was concerned about some “improper advice” obtained by Thais, especially adolescents.