Indonesia Threatens Ban if Facebook Breached Privacy

Indonesia Threatens Ban if Facebook Breached Privacy

Indonesian Communications Minister Rudiantara threatened last Friday to shut down Facebook in the country if he finds evidence that the personal data of Indonesians had been harvested, or the social network had failed to crack down on “fake news” during the upcoming elections.

In an interview, Rudiantara said that the government has blocked Facebook once before, and he will have no hesitation to do it again. The warning is said to extend to other platforms, but Twitter and Google had already previously agreed to cooperate with the Indonesian government.

The communications minister had already been in contact with Facebook regarding its issue with Cambridge Analytica. The social media giant said it would give a response within the week.

Source: Bloomberg

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