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TECH 20 Jan 2016 | 1:11 PM

Thai court jails man for six years over royal insult posts on Facebook

Thailand's criminal court on Jan 20 jailed a man for six years for Facebook comments deemed to be an insult to the country's king, in what one rights group called the toughest sentence by a civilian court for a single such offence.

Technology 19 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM

Cole fined by FA for Twitter insult

Ashley Cole has been fined £90,000 for the Twitter insult.

Technology 12 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM

Ashley Cole admits FA charge over Twitter insult

The England defender has admitted a misconduct charge from the FA for an insulting comment he made on Twitter.

TECH 24 Oct 2016 | 6:30 AM

Thai junta says Google removing content with royal insults

Thailand’s government met with representatives from Internet giant Google, amid growing calls from Thai hardline royalists to bring those who insult the monarchy to justice, as many Thais look with uncertainty to a future without their revered king.

TECH 05 Jul 2018 | 8:49 AM

Tennis tours eye outside help for players harassed online

Madison Keys was the US Open runner-up last year and a French Open semifinalist last month, is considered a contender at Wimbledon right now and, still, total strangers insult her, sometimes with menacing or obscene language, on a regular basis via social media.

TECH 19 Jul 2018 | 11:30 PM

Amazon gets flak from Little People over ‘dwarf-tossing’ robot patent

To this country's people of unusually small stature, dwarf tossing is an insult and, according to Little People of America, “objectifies the entire dwarf community”.

TECH 13 Sep 2017 | 2:00 AM

PewDiePie controversy sparks reflection in gaming world

YouTube's most popular content creator, Felix 'PewDiePie' Kjellberg, is under pressure after using a racist insult during a Sept 10 live-streamed video.

TECH 07 Apr 2016 | 9:09 AM

Line removes satirical Thai royal family emoticons

A set of emoticons satirising Thailand’s royal family have been removed by the messaging application Line, in a country where discussion of the monarchy is tightly controlled by a draconian royal insult law.