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While pressure has been mounting against PM Prayut Chan-o-cha, a Facebook user posted a false claim that an army had captured the Prime Minister and is staging a coup and is now facing charges. The story was posted midday yesterday and seemed to detail a coup attempt, alleging that 300 military members from Lop Buri were already holding PM Prayut at his residence in the First Infantry Regiment in Bangkok. The social media agitator went further, naming General Apirat Kongsompong as the coup leader intending to become the new prime minister of Thailand. The director of the army’s Office of […]

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Well I'm glad that's sorted out. Buddha forbid anyone could think the good General is doing anything but a first rate job. To assert anything other than that would be fake news indeed. 

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Interesting!

Government clamping down on  the news and curtailing freedom of speech, at the same time as an alledged  coup.

Given the frequency of change of Governments in Thailand, and the manner with which they happen, makes the little grey cells start churning.

Interesting!

 

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7 hours ago, Thaiger said:

While pressure has been mounting against PM Prayut Chan-o-cha, a Facebook user posted a false claim that an army had captured the Prime Minister and is staging a coup and is now facing charges. The story was posted midday yesterday and seemed to detail a coup attempt, alleging that 300 military members from Lop Buri were already holding PM Prayut at his residence in the First Infantry Regiment in Bangkok. The social media agitator went further, naming General Apirat Kongsompong as the coup leader intending to become the new prime minister of Thailand. The director of the army’s Office of […]

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Well whilst it is now against the PMs recent law to post fake news , it should also be against the law to disappoint most of the population because it turned out to be fake news. ?

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10 hours ago, Thaiger said:

And [sic] army spokesperson contacted reporters to call the Facebook post about the coup fake news and explain that it was damaging to the reputation of the government and the army.

'damaging to the reputation of the government and the army'   That's today's oxymoron.

Ha ha ha! Soon they'll disappear up their own rectums.

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1 hour ago, MrStretch said:

Facebook fake news post suggesting a coup faces prosecution

No, it doesn't.  A posting can't face prosecution.  The writer and poster can, but the posting itself cannot.

Lazy headline writing.

You need to get out more 

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4 hours ago, MrStretch said:

Facebook fake news post suggesting a coup faces prosecution

No, it doesn't.  A posting can't face prosecution.  The writer and poster can, but the posting itself cannot.

Lazy headline writing.

To be fair to The Thaiger they have to pump this stuff out at a rate of knots , with some staff not being native English speakers no doubt. You maybe saddened to know that the apostrophe society has finally closed down.

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/12/03/us/apostrophe-protection-society-disbanded-trnd/index.html

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On 8/1/2021 at 9:17 AM, MrStretch said:

Facebook fake news post suggesting a coup faces prosecution

No, it doesn't.  A posting can't face prosecution.  The writer and poster can, but the posting itself cannot.

Lazy headline writing.

On 8/1/2021 at 1:06 PM, MrStretch said:

20 years as a journalist, writer and editor. 25 years as a teacher of English.

Just professional annoyance.

Headlines need to be a certain length to display properly on websites and search engines; space is limited. The more slight inaccuracy that it's technically the person who posted and not the post facing prosecution seems clearer than the alternative of using a confusing homonym by saying poster.

I saw other articles about the new laws on sharing negative news using the word poster and found it often confusing. Had it been on a different social media site, we could have said tweeter or blogger or vlogger, but (perhaps fortunately) the term "Facebooker" or similar never caught on. :)

 

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17 minutes ago, NeillF said:

Headlines need to be a certain length to display properly on websites and search engines; space is limited. The more slight inaccuracy that it's technically the person who posted and not the post facing prosecution seems clearer than the alternative of using a confusing homonym by saying poster.

I saw other articles about the new laws on sharing negative news using the word poster and found it often confusing. Had it been on a different social media site, we could have said tweeter or blogger or vlogger, but (perhaps fortunately) the term "Facebooker" or similar never caught on. :)

"someone with too much time on their hands syndrome" abbreviated to SWTMTOTHS (hello mirror !) I'll just  put that out there SWIMTOTHS. Hmm nice ring to it - he says chuckling to himself. Must get out more. 

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