Social Media Censorship Policy and Law: Balancing Good Governance and National Security


This research aims to help Thai government balancing good governance and national security at the same time, this analysis examines four policy alternatives: (1) the status quo policy, (2) cooperation with trusted Non-Government Organization (NGOs), (3) amendment computer crime act, and (4) government participates in social media. All of four alternatives are assessed in terms of their ability to meet the following four goals: improve good governance (primarily on government transparency); improve democracy (maximize to civil and political participation); improve national security (emphasizes on peaceful strategy); and cost-effective (minimize cost on social media and internet censorship). On the basis of this assessment, the concludes that Thai government should participates in social media by using communication platforms such as Facebook, Tweeter, YouTube, and Line which are the best solution for improve good governance especially in transparency and maintain national security s well. Also, it will help Thai government more accountability and makes people participates in political which will improve democracy. The adoption of deregulation to trusted NGOs also has the potential to improve significantly the efficiency and accountability of government. While it would probably not be as efficient and appropriate as the preferred alternative, it is probably more insecure that cyber crime, cyber terrorism, and tradition terrorism can link or hack the NGOs websites and creates miss information or frauds reports. Moreover, Thai government participates in social media would ensures efficient trust information source and reduces cost in cyber security that people can share and receive a correct information. This alternative

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Non Naprathansuk, Maejo University, Thailand

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Conference: ACBPP2014
Stream: Politics – Governance

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