Thai government aims to close 400 websites

Thailand's Information and Communications Technology Ministry sought court orders yesterday to shut down about 400 websites and advised internet service providers to block 1,200 sites, It claims they 'disturbed the peaceful social order and morality of the people, and/or which were considered detrimental to national security,' according to the Bangkok Post.

The Thai authorities declared a state of emergency yesterday as mass demonstrations calling for the government to resign continued.