Digital minister wants cafe customers' search histories

09.10.2019 - 03:30

Says it is to combat 'fake news'

Digital Economy and Society Minister Buddhipongse Punnakanta has asked owners of coffee shops with WiFi services to compile and turn over their customers' browsing histories for the last 90 days. Mr Buddhipongse told reporters on Tuesday the search data will be used by the "fake news centre" in tracking down what were deemed be false reports, which caused rifts in society and disunity, he said.

(other, Thailand)

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