Facebook Blocked in Thailand?May 19th, 2010 - 10:23 pm ICT by admin
By Sajal Kayan
Bangkok, May 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Popular social networking website Facebook was reported to be inaccessible by several users in Thailand.
A poll conducted by Thaivisa.com, a local web-forum for expats living Thailand, shows more than half of the respondents complaining that they cant open www.facebook.com .
On attempting to access the website, it shows that the access to the website is suspended temporarily. The error message is attached below.
At the time of writing there was no confirmation available from Facebook.
At least five people were killed and 64 injured in the Government crackdown on Wednesday, including an Italian journalist.
Bangkok and few other provinces are currently under a curfew from 8pm to 6am (May 20th) Local Thai time. The region has been under a State of Emergency for few weeks now.
UPDATE : 10:48pm - Most users in Thailand report normal access to Facebook. The alleged blockage seems to be lifted.
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