Fitria Chusna Farisa, Jakarta – Presidential Staff Office (KSP) Principle Expert Ade Irfan Pulungan says that there is no urgent need to ask President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to resign fro
Internet & Social Media
July 7, 2021
June 11, 2021
Jayapura, Jubi – The internet service in Jayapura City and its surrounding area has reportedly started to return to normal on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, after a month of blackouts.
June 7, 2021
Eduard Lazarus – For years, Indonesia has been plagued by so-called "elastic laws" – a set of bills that can see a person indicted for violating poorly defined provisions, such as defam
May 28, 2021
Jakarta – Indonesia has launched the 5G internet network for public use in some parts of the Greater Jakarta area on Thursday, marking a milestone for the country's effort to improve it
Access Now joins 24 organizations in calling on Indonesia's Ministry of Communication and Information Technology to repeal MR5 – a new law that jeopardizes freedom of expression through
May 24, 2021
Andita Rahma, Jakarta – Following news about an alleged massive data breach of 279 million Indonesians' confidential BPJS (social security) data on Friday, Commission I House of Represe
Facebook, TikTok, and Clubhouse may be banned in Indonesia within six months if the Information and Communications Ministry's order for them to be legally registered in the country prov
May 23, 2021
Indonesian authorities on Friday summoned state insurer BPJS Kesehatan, which provides universal health coverage, as part of an investigation into an alleged breach of personal data inv
May 21, 2021
Jakarta – A suspected breach of Indonesia's social security data has put virtually all Indonesians exposed to digital attacks and frauds, authorities and digital security experts warned
May 17, 2021
Moh Khory Alfarizi, Jakarta – Internet connection in Papua, especially in Jayapura City and Regency and its surrounding areas have been totally down since Saturday, May 1, 2021.
May 3, 2021
As military operations intensify in West Papua, internet services to the capital of Indonesia's Papua province have been cut.
April 13, 2021
Andita Rahma, Jakarta – The Indonesian National Police through its virtual police unit had disbursed official warnings for 200 social media accounts that have allegedly spread offensive
March 18, 2021
Antonia Timmerman, Jakarta, Indonesia – Teguh Aprianto thought he was doing the Indonesian National Police a favor when he sent them a message on Twitter in June last year: "Hello @DivH
March 16, 2021
March 13, 2021
Andita Rahma, Jakarta – The Indonesian Police's virtual police feature will now monitor hate speech contents on the WhatsApp messenger app.
March 12, 2021
Andita Rahma, Jakarta – The National Police (Polri) on Friday announced that its virtual police had sent out warnings to 89 social media accounts from February 23 to March 11 for spread
March 11, 2021
David Robie – Asia Pacific Report, the Auckland-based independent news and analysis website, has been increasingly targeted by Indonesian trolls over the past three months, involving a
March 10, 2021
Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – State Intelligence Agency (BIN) supports the revision on the Information and Electronics Transactions Law (ITE Law) No. 11/2008.
Erfan Maaruf, Jakarta – The State Intelligence Agency (BIN) is conducting 24 hour patrols for hate speech and hoaxes on social media (medsos).
February 26, 2021
Microsoft seems to have made enemies in Indonesia after the country came last in Southeast Asia in the Digital Civility Index (DCI).
February 24, 2021
Indonesian netizens might have to learn a thing or two about basic online manners, after the country came last in Southeast Asia in Microsoft's latest Digital Civility Index (DCI).
February 17, 2021
Here's a little heads up for those of you who are new to or are still trying to get into the hot new audio-based social app Clubhouse in Indonesia: there's a possibility that the countr
February 16, 2021
Achmad Nasrudin Yahya, Jakarta – Indonesian military (TNI) Commander Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto has revealed that Papuan separatists are using social media (medsos) as a propaganda tool.
January 15, 2021
Unggul Wirawan, Dion Bisara, Jakarta – Indonesia's Constitutional Court has rejected on Thursday a motion to expand its broadcasting law that would put content creators on digital platf
December 26, 2020
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – A reliable, ever-ready IT infrastructure and abundant tech talents will accelerate the digital transformation in Indonesia, according to data center provid