Free Youth and the United Front for Thammasat and Demonstration (UFTD) on Sunday asked their social media followers to switch to communicating with them through Telegram, a messaging application, following rumours the government would ask Facebook to take the groups’ pages down.
The groups posted on their Facebook pages that they had learnt the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society had already made the request.
To deal with the problem, Free Youth urged its followers to switch to Telegram and provided instructions on how to set privacy and security settings in the app to conceal their mobile phone numbers.
The UFTD’s Facebook page also announced it was moving to a new Facebook account called UFTD V.2 and asked its followers to communicate with it via Telegram as well.
In response to this development, Digital Economy and Society Minister Buddhipongse Punnakanta…