Indonesia has no qualms about blocking Facebook amid privacy issues


As governments kindly ask Facebook to please explain itself following that data scandal, Indonesia isn’t up for compromise.

According to a Bloomberg report, the country’s communications minister Rudiantara has threatened to shut down access to the platform if there’s evidence of personal data being harvested, or if it’s being used to influence Indonesia’s upcoming elections.

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“If I have to shut them down, then I will do it,” he told the publication. 

Rudiantara warned the social media giant of administrative and criminal sanctions if it’s found to not be complying with Indonesian regulations. The advisory also applies to other social networks like Twitter and Google’s YouTube.  Read more…

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