As military operations intensify in West Papua, internet services to the capital of Indonesia's Papua province have been cut.
Internet & Social Media
May 3, 2021
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
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