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Players want E-Commerce Tax to Also Apply to Social Media for Fairness

Indonesia’s e-commerce players want the planned e-commerce tax to also apply to transactions made on social media platform, as they fear there would be an “exodus”...

Indonesia Prepares to Ban Sites with Obscene Content, Including Facebook and Twitter

All social media providers that fail to adhere to the government request to block pornographic and other obscene content will be barred from operating in the country,...

Police Arrests Man Selling Wife on Facebook

Police in Surabaya has arrested a man who attempted to sell his wife for sex on Facebook after an officer pretended to be a potential buyer. Surabaya Police Criminal...

Man Faces Six Years Prison for Posting Provocative Jokowi Memes

The police have arrested a 21-year-old man for allegedly posting negative memes online that accused President Joko Widodo’s administration of being a pro-communist...

Social Media Giants Face Extinction Under Anti-Extremism Push

The government has tipped an outright ban on social media networks as part of a crackdown on radicalisation and communications among terrorists and criminals online. IT...

Persecution Continues To Trend Online: SAFEnet Warns

A frightening trend of online targeting and cyber-bullying of individuals for their personal views amid tense freedom of expression tests in Indonesia has prompted one...

The Government’s Ban on Gay Hookup Sites

With a newly minted degree in business administration and a year of Mandarin study under his belt, Wandi, 24, was ready for a challenge. And so, last September he took a...

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Facebook Reps to Discuss Fake News in Indonesia Visit

Representatives of the social network giant Facebook are scheduled to meet Indonesia’s Minister of the Communications and Information Ministry, Rudiantara, to discuss...

Government Blocks Unreliable News Portals, Sets Up Cyber Agency

Samuel A. Pangerapan, director general for the Ministry of Applications and Information, told reporters that news portals with non-credible sources and information,...

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Indonesians Made 4.1 Billion Tweets in 2016

Twitter Indonesia Country Head Roy Simangunsong reported at their end-of-year review event that Indonesians made around 4.1 billion tweets for the year 2016.

Indecent Acts

Social media scamming is on the rise, but authorities need to stop prosecuting people for exercising freedom of speech. About 10 years ago, I worked in a busy Jakarta...

Social Media Sins

Indonesia has about 70 million active social media users, spending an average of over five hours online daily through computers and mobile devices. This has led to a...

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#selfiesampah: the Trash Selfie

Dua Tangan Cukup: Actions from Across the Archipelago Social media is undeniably big business in Indonesia and selfies, or a photo of one’s self taken by one’s self,...

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Social Media Marketing: Where’s the Payoff for Small Businesses?

Like most small business entrepreneurs in Indonesia you have probably progressed from posting your most recent meal photos on Facebook to experimenting with one or more...

Education Guide 2017

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