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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.
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.
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.
Six months ago, Russia adopted a law making it an administrative offense to insult the government on the Internet. The first results of its application are in, and in a majority of the cases where a court imposed a fine, Russians have been punished for insulting President Vladimir Putin.
US President Donald Trump may be lagging in the polls, but his nickname for his opponent is finding traction on social media sites. "Sleepy Joe” even garnered more posts than the Super Bowl and the musical "Hamilton” so far this year, according to new research from Clemson University.
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”.
YouTube's most popular content creator, Felix 'PewDiePie' Kjellberg, is under pressure after using a racist insult during a Sept 10 live-streamed video.
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.