English Version
ENGLISH
| , 17 December 2017 |
Indonesia Version
INDONESIA
Facebook
Twitter


Sunday, 17 December 2017 | 16:22
Indonesia Participates in National Day of Bahrain The Indonesian Embassy in Manama, Bahrain, participated in
celebrating Bahrain`s National Day in the This is Bahrain
event on Friday evening.
Sunday, 17 December 2017 | 15:28
Cilacap BPBD Records 100 Houses Damaged by C. Java Earthquake s many as 110 houses in Cilacap Regency, Central Java, were
damaged by 6.9 Richter earthquake striking on Friday night
Govt Blocks Telegram Websites Due to Misuse: Minister
Indonesia's Minister of Communications and Information, Rudiantara, speaks to journalists during a press conference about the recent cyber attack, at a cafe in Jakarta, May 14, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside
Saturday, 15 July, 2017 | 15:26 WIB
Govt Blocks Telegram Websites Due to Misuse: Minister

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Communication and Information Technology Ministry affirmed that Telegram websites were blocked because solid evidence shows that they were misused to distribute radicalism leading to terrorism.

"We have solid evidence, there are more than 500 pages ranging from radicalism, how to assemble bombs, hate messages against police personnel, they are abundant!" Communication Minister Rudiantara said Saturday, July 15.

Read: Minister Demands Counter-Radicalism SOP from Telegram

Furthermore, the Minister explained that blocking Telegram has been consulted and approved by three institutions namely Communication and Information Technology Ministry, National Intelligence Agency (BIN), and National Counterterrorism Agency (BNPT).

Rudiantara added that compared to other instant messaging and social media services, Telegram sites do not have effective complaint procedure which causes communication problems in the event of dangerous message contents. He mentioned that Twitter has representatives in Jakarta, Facebook has an office in Singapore and we can easily reach them when there are troubled contents. 

As a result, the Minister demanded Telegram create and hand over standard operating procedure (SOP) to handle radicalism contents. The SOP will help to determine whether the blocking will be canceled or not.

ANTARA

 


via Facebookvia TEMPO ID

Comments


Disclaimer: The views expressed in the comments sections are personal responses that do not represent the editorial policy of tempo.co. Our editorial staff reserves the right to moderate or take down comments that contain harassment, intimidation and discrimination against ethnicity, religion, race, and inter-group relations.