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Thai government pull 2 propaganda music clips from YouTube after 99% ‘thumbs down’

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Upload a YouTube clip and people can watch the clips, ‘like’ or ‘dislike’ them and comment. Of course you want to see more thumbs up, than thumbs down.

Now the Thai government have taken down 2 video clips, musical propaganda posted on YouTube by their Department of Public Relations, after they were overwhelmingly disliked by viewers. Less than 1% of the viewers gave one of the clips about the Thai flag the thumbs up. The other 99%+ give it the thumbs down with plenty of their comments to support the “dislikes”. It only reached 14,000 views in total anyway.

The two clips are “Thong Chart” (The National Flag) and “Rak Borisut Rak Jak Mae” (Innocent Love from Mum). Comments on Twitter criticised the content of the “Thong Chart” lyrics as “inappropriate” and urged others to “dislike” the clip.

“Having seen the Thai national flag these days, tears almost spill for pitying the Land. For how long have Thai people forgotten their patriotism, letting the tri-colour flag droop forlornly?”

The other clip was for “Rak Borisut Rak Jak Mae” , again posted on YouTube by the PRD about a week ago. It told the story of a mother who tries to explain to her child about joining political gatherings.

That clip received a paltry 69 likes and over 9,000 dislikes out of a total 38,000 views.

We’d post the clips for you to see what the public relations department of the Thai Government have been up to but both have been pulled.

As the student and opposition protests continue to gain support, the Thai government is keen to avoid open conflict and violence to quell the protest movement and have, instead, been been appealing to Thai citizens to avoid the protests whilst trying to appease the protest leaders with promises of concessions or talks.

Last week a slew of protesters were arrested. The police cited crimes like “using a loud speaker without permissions” and breaking provisions under the emergency decree and insist they “were only doing their job.

Among those rounded up include 2 rappers from separate anti-military music acts. Human rights lawyer Arnon Nampa, who made the first widely broadcast public demands for changes to the Thai monarch’s constitutional role, was also re-arrested, having been released on bail for similar matters 10 days ago.

Thai government pull 2 propaganda music clips from YouTube after 99% 'thumbs down' | News by Thaiger

SOURCE: Thai PBS

 

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    wayne Drummond

    Sunday, August 23, 2020 at 9:44 am

    As a somewhat pedantic written English language user I have no troubles “reading between the lines” as and when required. So I have noticed The Thaiger “news” stories offer weighted “anti- (Prayut) government”, and pro student “anti – royalist” news. In some instab=nces stories “reporting the same incident” offer completely varying statistics and absolutely no evidence to support the stories. This is not journalism. But maybe The Thaiger reporters are not journalist and have no desire to learn being anything other than story-tellers. Itself a bonafide and traditional Thai occupation,. but concealing the stories within a Thailand News website does not make a lot of commercial sense for the owners of the domain. But perhaps the owners are not aware of the obvious bias.

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      Preesy Chepuce

      Sunday, August 23, 2020 at 10:05 am

      Wayne, you look like a pro-junta Thai stooge pretending to be a farang.
      None of the news sites in Thailand are proper journalist sites.

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    toby Andrews

    Sunday, August 23, 2020 at 4:28 pm

    Yep, the Thai citizens no longer believe government propaganda, no matter how patriotic it is.
    Never mind the Thai flag drooping forlornly. So is the economy.
    What’s this new law, using loud speakers without permission. Vendors use loud speakers all the time.
    What next. Holding a face in a defiant expression maybe?

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    simon

    Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 8:03 am

    I’m so happy to see Thai finally waking up. The next step will be to accept criticism of their country and culture from “non-Thais’ without having a fit.

    This is certainly a good start.

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