False posts target newly-elected progressive Thai MP with 'urinating in public' claim

Published on 26/05/2023 at 07:02

A video of a person urinating in front of a police station has been shared repeatedly across Facebook and messaging app Line alongside a false claim they are one of Thailand's newly-elected members of parliament from the progressive Move Forward Party (MFP). The posts circulated after the party claimed victory in Thailand's elections, decimating the military-backed elites. According to police in the Thai capital Bangkok, the video in fact shows a different person and not the actress-turned-political activist Sirilapas Kongtrakarn.