WATCH THE VIDEO: FLAMBOYANT THAILAND KING MAHA VAJIRALONGKORN SPOTTED IN CROP TOP STROLLING THROUGH
Thailand’s new king Maha Vajiralongkorn. Photograph: Chaiwat Subprasom / Reuters/Reuters
Vice reports the video was banned because Thailand’s government finds it insulting to the king.
According to a Facebook spokesperson:
“When governments believe something on the internet violates their laws, they may contact companies like Facebook and ask us to restrict access to that content.”
Facebook users in Thailand are currently blocked from seeing a video featuring the country’s king in a crop top with one of his mistresses strolling through a German mall.
Facebook sometimes face criticism for its censorship policy, which defers to requests by authoritarian regimes to censor content. Last year, those policies were put under scrutiny after the social network censored a Vietnam-era photograph of the naked 9-year-old “napalm girl.”