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Thais Face Prison for Twitter, Facebook Campaigning Before Vote

Thai candidates and their supporters face jail time if caught campaigning on social media websites Twitter or Facebook on the evening before the July 3 election, police spokesman Prawut Thavornsiri said.

Thai law forbids campaigning after 6 p.m. on the night before the vote until midnight the next day, with offenders facing a 10,000 baht ($326) fine and six months in prison. Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and Yingluck Shinawatra, who heads the main opposition Pheu Thai party, both plan to hold final campaign rallies tomorrow night.