Indonesia will have stricter internet censorship by 2018. This is due to the purchase of a high tech censorship system that will be used throughout all of the internet sites in Indonesia. Is this good or bad? All in the eyes of the beholder, I guess. Yes, there are many sites that should not be on the net that are against the law. But what is “extreme” to one may not be extreme to another. What is extreme? Sharing different faiths on the net or sharing opinions that may be against the government mantra? Who classifies extreme? The government? Now isn’t that extreme? Is limiting free speech the goal of government? The Indonesian public will have to vote on that. Not me. But all I can say is the more government grows in power, they will want more power. Just read the history books.
Here is part of the article –
Back in August, Indonesia’s Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (Menkominfo) announced that it wanted to take its censorship abilities to the next level and it looks like a newly purchased system will allow them to do just that starting next year.
Although Menkominfo says it has already blocked over 800,000 websites (mostly for pornography, but also those containing other subject matter related to their “negative content” guidelines including gambling, extremism, sexual education, etc.), the current system requires Menkominfo staff to manually enter websites into the system. But today, the ministry announced they had purchased a new system that will largely automate the censorship process.
Head over here please for the rest of the article – https://coconuts.co/jakarta/news/indonesias-ministry-announces-purchase-idr221-billion-system-automate-internet-censorship/
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