Laos: Cautionary Tales


Red Stars and Butterfly Wings

Hey! So it’s been a while since I’ve added anything to this blog, but I thought I would take another crack at it since I’m already writing another blog.

I miss being a part of the conversation of China, and other socialist-minded countries. I would like to continue looking at how they deal with social media. I wanna take a look at Laos this time.

For those who may not know, Laos or the Lao People’s Democratic Republic is a Southeast Asian country sandwiched between Thailand and Vietnam. It is another Asian nation with a communist government. They have elections for a president and vice president every five years, but no limit on how many terms a president or vice president can serve.

Like China, social media in Laos is often restricted and those critical of the government’s decisions can face harsh repercussions. Facebook is allowed like in Vietnam, but…

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