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Internet & Social Media
February 17, 2021
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
December 5, 2020
Nicholas Ryan Aditya, Jakarta – The head of the Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network's (SAFEnet) Association of Victims of the Transactions Law (UU ITE) sub-division, Muhammad A
December 4, 2020
Herlambang P Wiratraman – The pandemic has justified governments around the world restricting certain rights.
December 2, 2020
Free internet at a public facility is basically a crowd magnet in Indonesia, and officials in Jakarta may have just realized that they've shot themselves in the foot by providing free W
November 16, 2020
Achmad Zulfikar Fazli, Jakarta – The Jakarta Islamic State University Social and Islamic Studies Centre (PPIM UIN) has released the results of the latest research on religious trends on
November 14, 2020
Jakarta – Digital violence has shown an alarming increase throughout 2019, especially leveled at women and critical voices against authorities, according to a report launched by the Sou
November 12, 2020
Yunindita Prasidya, Jakarta – Social media giant Facebook is selecting local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) affected by the COVID-19 crisis to be recipients of a total of Rp 12.5 b
November 10, 2020
Eisya A. Eloksari, Jakarta – Indonesian multi-service app company Gojek announced on Monday the launch of a digital out of home (DOOH) advertising platform called GoScreen.
November 9, 2020
Herman, Jakarta – Close to 197 million, or 74 percent, of the Indonesian population, have used the internet this year, up 8.9 percent from last year, as the Covid-19 pandemic accelerate
October 27, 2020
Irfan Kamil, Jakarta – Southeast-Asia Freedom of Expression Network (SAFEnet) Executive Director Damar Juniarto says that a phenomenon of deflating democracy is occurring at the moment
October 21, 2020
Rizki Fachriansyah, Jakarta – The think tank's Freedom on the Net 2020 report gives Indonesia an overall score of 49 on a scale of 0 to 100, classifying the country's internet freedom r
October 20, 2020
Tsarina Maharani, Jakarta – Freedom House has released the latest research on internet freedom in 65 countries around the world titled "Freedom on the Net 2020".
Jakarta – The government has denied restricting access to social media platforms amid the flood of protests against the controversial Job Creation Law, arguing that such a measure could
October 7, 2020
Tri Indah Oktavianti, Jakarta – Amid waves of backlash against the newly passed Job Creation Law, Indonesian K-Pop fans emerge as a formidable force in the social movement to protest ag
October 1, 2020
Ibnu Nadzir – If Joko Widodo's supporters had been asked what they thought of social media and politics in 2014, they would have been highly optimistic.
September 30, 2020
Alya Nurbaiti, Jakarta – Indonesian netizens lambasted fellow internet users who dropped hundreds of harsh and racist comments on the Vanuatu Tourism Office's official Instagram account
Tension between Indonesia and Vanuatu at the United Nations General Assembly spilled over into an ugly show of hatred by Indonesian online trolls, who flooded an official Instagram acco
September 23, 2020
Who isn't on TikTok these days?
September 8, 2020
Moch. Fiqih Prawira Adjie, Jakarta – Communications and Information Minister Johnny G.
September 4, 2020
Jakarta – The Executive Office of the President has denied using so-called "buzzers" to support the government and its policies, claiming that it only hires social media influencers to
Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – The leading expert at the Presidential Staff Office (KSP), Donny Gahral Adian, strongly denies rumors suggesting that the Presidential Palace had organized 'buzze
September 3, 2020
Jakarta – Arif Susanto, a political analyst from the think tank Exposit Strategic, has criticised Presidential Chief of Staff Expert Donny Gahral Adian who said recently that buzzers ar