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This brought the total number of websites blocked to more than 45,000.
All websites are blocked in secret and the criteria for censorship has never been made public by government.
However, the MICT blocklist must be made available to ISPs to block.
With the enactment of a new cybercrimes law in June 2007 (Act on Computer Crime B. 2550), Thailand became one of the only countries in Asia to require its government to obtain court authorization to block Internet content (section 20).
The Minister said the system could also be used to block other websites considered inappropriate, such as those of terrorist groups or selling pornography, but the ministry will focus first on websites with content deemed insulting to the Thai monarchy.
A state of emergency was imposed on 7 April and lifted on 22 December 2010, but the Internal Security Act (ISA), which provides Thailand’s leaders with broad powers unrestricted by judicial procedure, remains in place.
Sitthichai Pokaiudom, "The Official Censor of the Military Coup", as minister to head MICT.
This measure is said to be used to make unpleasant websites appear unavailable.It is estimated that tens of thousands of additional URLs are blocked without court orders through informal requests or under the Emergency Decree on Public Administration in Emergency Situations.Reasons for blocking: In late 2011, the government announced the creation of the Cyber Security Operations Center (CSOC).Many censored web sites previously redirected the user to a site hosted by the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) which states that the requested destination could not be displayed due to improper content.Censorship of the Internet in Thailand is currently for website access only.
The search engines were also asked about keyword search blocking which is used effectively in China to censor the Internet.