The Nation is a liberal online publication. The Nations problems started when they acquired an online forum called Thaivisa.
Thaivisa contains a moderated chat board forum. In general the moderators operate to keep discussions on topic, modify post formatting to make posts more readable, and sometimes help out by moving a topic to a more appropriate subforum. They also perform other functions to keep discussions running smoothly. Thaivisa has a news subforum where the news team sometimes posts topics that are political in nature.
Unlike other subforums the news subforum is heavily censored through biased moderation. Many members have been suspended and several have been outright banned because they expressed a political opinion that went against the ultra liberal ideological echo chamber that moderators want to see. The worst moderator uses the member name Scott. Scott attempts to bully other members into spouting the party line, threatening suspensions or outright bans, thus preserving the ultraliberal ideological echo chamber.
The result is that free speech is denied. The Nation is complicit in this since they own Thaivisa and do nothing to stop it. The Nations status as a legitimate online publication is a now a joke. They should correct the problem or sell off Thaivisa.
No other action will work. The bottom line result is that the Nation engages in active suppression of free speech while at the same time pretending to be a legitimate news publication.
Product or Service Mentioned: Thai Visa Moderator.
Reason of review: Poor customer service.
Thai Visa Cons: Denial of freedom of speech.
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