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Army chief concerned about disinformation in social media

 

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Army commander-in-chief Gen Chalermchai Sitthisart today expressed concern about fake news and disinformation that will be disseminated in the social media after the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) lifts the ban on political activities.

 

However, he said he is not worried about the overall political situation as he believes that all sides are now looking forward to an election.

 

Gen Chalermchai said one of the topics discussed at the meeting of NCPO yesterday was  preparations for the general election.  The army chief reaffirmed that the military junta will issue an executive order to partially relax the ban on political activities. The ban was imposed in a series of earlier executive orders shortly after the junta seized power in 2014.

 

Source: http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/army-chief-concerned-about-disinformation-in-social-media/

 
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39 minutes ago, webfact said:

Army commander-in-chief Gen Chalermchai Sitthisart today expressed concern about fake news and disinformation that will be disseminated in the social media 

Bit rich that considering only last week Deputy Dawg's believer's opened a f b page countering the claims that the dodgy watches are just that .. The lot of 'em need to get real to the fact that the Genie escaped the bottle a long time ago when it comes to sosh' Mejia .. It is at everyone's fingertips now and if folk wanna put up a counter narrative to what this lot spew out there is not a lot they can do about it ..

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2 hours ago, Darcula said:

Don't listen to anyone else's disinformation. Our's is the best.

Yeah, like Prayuth is still contemplating a running for office,  the dead friend watch lender, we will eradicate poverty in six months, we will solve Bangkok's traffic problems before the elections.  Laughable. 

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Have a look at Benny's page  He has 800 followers that don't disinform on others, or something like that. 

 

Every-time I go to a real political page on TV, my security advises that I could loose information/or it could be shared. Strange that. 

 

But there is no lie in that TV is a hot bed of disinformation. Just start saying how good Mr T or his sister is and many TV users will jump on you. It also works the other way.

 

And now we have the General who started all of this humbly saying he hasn't made up his mind yet, to have a political career. Isn't that a bit too late to say that? 

3 hours ago, webfact said:

Army commander-in-chief Gen Chalermchai Sitthisart today expressed concern about fake news and disinformation that will be disseminated in the social media after the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) lifts the ban on political activities.

So shouldn't he give a wave to his boss on this one? and yeah Benny was given the watches? Where do you start.

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3 hours ago, webfact said:

Army commander-in-chief Gen Chalermchai Sitthisart today expressed concern about fake news and disinformation that will be disseminated in the social media after the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) lifts the ban on political activities.

Here it comes.

 

We want to lift the ban on political BUT we can't because we are worried about social media

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3 hours ago, Darcula said:

Don't listen to anyone else's disinformation. Our's is the best.

A superlative disposition will always apply in relation to promoting oneself or said agenda principles.

 

The fact that all stimuli, regardless of the source, is naturally subjective. 

All will be false and all will be real. 

 

The reality that most still buy tickets for the circus might be more than a little disconcerting.

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

Army chief concerned about disinformation in social media

This guy sounds like he will be ready for the next little democracy problem in Thailand, if there ever is another one!

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14 minutes ago, 300sd said:

This guy sounds like he will be ready for the next little democracy problem in Thailand, if there ever is another one!

In defence, good soldiers just do as they've been ordered. 

Nothing more, nothing less.

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17 hours ago, webfact said:

Army chief concerned about disinformation in social media

Ban it and you will be busy stopping a revolution instead of making stupid statements.

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Funny he would say that. My guess is that the majority of the population here, both native and ex-pat are far more concerned about disinformation from the army, every ministry they control, and Little P. They have been anything but truthful with us, to date. Their aversion to facts, and truth, reminds me of another grossly incompetent leader across the great pond. 

 

Get out. Get out now. You are not wanted. You are not needed. Few like you. 

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On 8/29/2018 at 2:53 PM, webfact said:

Army chief concerned about disinformation in social media

I would have thought that the biggest concern is the misinformation spewing forth from government sources.

No need to worry about the social media when the government media sources can spread the biggest lies they can dream up while thinking people are stupid enough to believe them.

Just a few examples. The government will fix Bangkok's traffic problems, the PM is still deciding whether to enter politics, there will be no flooding, Thai Niyom funds not being used for populist programmes and the biggest lie of all... junta chief vows elections in November 2018.

The list of false information coming from government spokespersons is endless and varies from small porkies to out and out untruths. Pinocchio did not get that name for no reason.

 

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2 hours ago, joecoolfrog said:

I would venture its the truth he is concerned about , not disinformation.

Yet, such interpretations of what the truth might be are all quite available and have been forever. 

Up to the respective population to decipher what is and what is not - and most can.

As long as folks are free to be as they are it tends to be quite befitting in their cause. 

 

Heaps of Kreng Jai and other forms involved. 

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Police and Military on the books, make moderate salaries.

Why are they all so rich?

Large estates, private helicopters, fancy cars.. It comes from somewhere.

Chances are the gated community where you live is owned by an officer in the police or military.

But, there is no corruption in Thailand.

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6 minutes ago, duanebigsby said:

Police and Military on the books, make moderate salaries.

Why are they all so rich?

Large estates, private helicopters, fancy cars.. It comes from somewhere.

Chances are the gated community where you live is owned by an officer in the police or military.

But, there is no corruption in Thailand.

In a round about manner, seems to be most reflective of how the world systems work, historically. 

Some will be disguised and manipulated better than others.

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I would have thought that the chief of the army would have been more concerned about the apparent lack of training, lamentable state of the  equipment, and regular occurrence of brutal death dealing beatings administered to his soldiers for apparent minor infringements of discipline. But hey, fake news on Facebook it is...

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13 minutes ago, JAG said:

I would have thought that the chief of the army would have been more concerned about the apparent lack of training, lamentable state of the  equipment, and regular occurrence of brutal death dealing beatings administered to his soldiers for apparent minor infringements of discipline. But hey, fake news on Facebook it is...

Why? If people weren't talking about it, there wouldn't be a problem...

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On 8/29/2018 at 3:53 AM, webfact said:

Army commander-in-chief Gen Chalermchai Sitthisart today expressed concern about fake news and disinformation that will be disseminated in the social media after the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) lifts the ban on political activities.

Must be concerned about everyone else's disinformation might make more sense than the junta's disinformation? Sucks working in the public sector!

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