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About Richard Macdonald

Richard MacDonald is a Senior Lecturer in Media and Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is currently researching digital infrastructures and authoritarianism in Thailand.

Articles by Richard Macdonald

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Silencing dissent: digital capitalism, the military junta and Thailand’s permanent state of exception

In the last three years of military rule in Thailand, prosecutions for defamation, sedition and computer crimes offences have soared. Global social media platforms are ground zero in this repression.

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