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An election official has warned social network users to stop campaigning for candidates from the evening of March 2, the eve of the Bangkok governor election. 

Pol Lt Gen Thaweesak Tuchinda, chief of the election committee in Bangkok, said content about the election could be posted online until 6pm on the day before polling. After that, such posts must stop until March 3 at midnight. Violators are liable to a jail term of 1-10 years and a fine of 20,000-200,000 baht.

The restriction does not apply to online interpersonal communications as long as they are not publicised later.

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