Govt' Continues to Monitor Social Media to Curb ISIS  

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  • TEMPO.CO, Surabay - Tedjo Edhy Purdjiatno, Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs, underlined the importance of being aware of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) influence in social media. "The spread of ISIS's ideology is the most dangerous," Tedjo said on Friday, APril 10, 2015.

    Efforts to curb ISIS influence have been carried out by blocking dozens of websites that contains values related to radicalism. "Please note that [the websites] are not being shut down," Tedjo said, adding that the block would be lifted if the websites contents have been changed.

    Tedjo said that the government will continue to monitor citizens going abroad, especially those who have been suspected of being influenced by ISIS's teaching.

    The East Java Police once released intelligence data that recorded that there were 79 people who had joined ISIS, including four people who were captured by the Special Counter-Terrorism Unit Densus 88 in Malang and Tulungagung last month.

    According to Tedjo, the government will involve all religious and public figures to stop the spread of ISIS's teachings.