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Social media giant, Facebook have been warned to take down content critical of Thailand’s monarchy or face legal action.

Facebook has been given till Thursday to take down more than 130 items by the Thai authorities.

The social media giant says it does consider requests from governments to block material, and will comply if it breaks local laws.

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Any comment critical of the monarchy can result in prosecution under Thailand’s strict lese-majeste law.

Those convicted face long prison sentences.

Thailand’s military government that seized power in Thailand in 2014 has made great efforts to suppress any criticism of the monarchy.

Thousands of websites have been blocked, and people caught sharing, or even liking Facebook posts deemed unflattering to the monarchy have been prosecuted.

Other media giants, like Google, have also blocked content judged illegal by the Thai government.

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