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Should News Sites Be Held Responsible For User Comments?

Feb 5, 2011 1:53:34 PM - thesundayleader.lk

By Dana Liebelson

Photo by Luther Bailey

Chiranuch Premchaiporn, the director and webmaster of an alternative Thai news site, must defend herself in court because Thailand is holding her liable for anti-government comments that users posted on her site.
Although she removed the comments in accordance with demands from the Thai police, Premchaiporn is being charged with computer-related crimes, raising unrest and undermining the government’s sovereignty. She faces a possible prison sentence of over 80 years.