Cyber snitching

Readers may be interested in a VICE News report entitled “Thailand’s government is using child ‘Cyber Scouts’ to monitor dissent.”

We have long known that the “Thai government is recruiting its own citizens to spy on each other on social media” but we do not recall reports that the junta is “rewarding child ‘Cyber Scouts’ when they tell authorities about any insulting comments they see others making about the country’s royal family.”

The VICE report draws on a new report “Friends, Followers, Police Officers, and Enemies: Social Surveillance in Thailand” by Privacy International.

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