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Thailand’s 18 Internet service providers were warned to shutter Web sites containing “obscene and subversive content” on Dec. 20 or risk losing their licenses.

Information & Communications Technology Minister Surapong Suebwonglee said sites featuring explicit sexual content and material subversive to national security and the monarchy would be blocked.

Move is part of a government plan to “make cyberspace a common and pleasant place.”

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