NRSA approves report on social media reform


BANGKOK – The National Reform Steering Assembly has approved a report on the reform of the country’s social media.

At the NRSA sitting on Tuesday, members of the reform assembly deliberated the report on social media reform, which was submitted by the corresponding committee.

In presenting the report, which focuses on amendments to the Computer Crime Act, the committee on mass communications reform said that a regulatory mechanism is needed to oversee all agencies involved in the use of online media and internet operators, as such a new form of media is still untested and is increasingly popular throughout the community.

The committee said that any unscrupulous use of social media could also affect national security.

Accordingly, the committee has proposed amendments to all articles of the Computer Crime Act that will authorize the court to order the destruction of photographs and place a ban on the possession of any destroyed electronic media while enabling responsible authorities to seek a ban on the dissemination of any photographs deemed inappropriate.

After the deliberations, the NRSA voted 157 to two, with nine abstentions, to approve the report.