Following the death of King Bhumibol the Great, Facebook indefinitely halts ads distribution in the country. Thais mourn the death of their King and facebook’s decision comes as an act of solidarity and respect in this mourning period. Job well done for Facebook! There’s no news at this time when the ads will resume in the country. But if you have direct business in Thailand, you can stay updated in this link.
In an article by Deal Street Asia, Thailand was notable as the, if not one of, fastest growing E-Commerce market in South East Asia with over 500,000 E-Commerce users in the first quarter of 2016. Thailand’s population was roughly 67,000,000 in 2013. Currently, 43% of its citizens are internet users. Taking into consideration these data, Facebook’s decision could be detrimental to businesses who heavily rely on the platform’s advertisements.
Will other big players, such as Google, do the same?
Interesting fact: To this day, Thailand remains the only country in South East Asia that was never colonized by Western Civilization.
Quote by The Great King, “A good person can make another person good; it means that goodness will elicit goodness in the society; other persons will also be good.”