Thailand's Cyber Wars: Blackout
Published on Aug 2, 2016
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In May 2014, Thailand’s royal army staged a coup and seized control of the country. Declaring a state of emergency, the ruling Junta began to crack down on civil liberties and silence dissent. A series of cyber laws have since been proposed that would increase the state’s power to control and monitor the internet. In response, activists have declared a cyber war on the Thai Junta, attacking government websites and urging tourists to boycott Thailand.
VICE News meets the hackers determined to cyber-bully the government into submission.
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