Indonesia: If data leaks and fake news are found, Facebook will be blocked
According to the Economic Times of India on April 5, a member of the Indonesian cabinet threatened to shut down Indonesia in the country if there is evidence that personal data of Indonesian citizens have been leaked, or social giants failed to crack down on false news. Facebook sites and apps. Previously, Facebook was exposed to the media and failed to effectively protect data. As a result, the information of its 50 million users fell into the hands of a research company and was used by the company to help Trump to run for President of the United States.
This scandal has caused the Indonesian government to become increasingly worried that its presidential election will also be affected by Facebook.
As Indonesia’s presidential election is about to kick off in the coming months, Minister of Communications Minister Rudiantara has expressed concern that individuals or groups may use social media platforms to influence the results of the election.
“If I have to shut them down, then I will do it,” Rudiantara said in an interview on Friday. He reminded that Indonesia had previously blocked the use of Telegram. “I did it. I have no hesitation to do it again,” he said.
Rudiantara’s warning has been not limited to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube and other companies will also be affected.
Both Twitter and Google have previously agreed to cooperate with the Indonesian government to monitor content on its platform. Facebook said it is committed to protecting people’s information, preventing abuse, and giving users more control over their data.