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18 Jun 2019 | 3:08 PM

Southeast Asia's first club listing fans hopes of cleaner Indonesia league

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's Bali United this week became the first club in Southeast Asia to list its shares, a move that officials and fans hope could be a step towards developing a league that has been dogged by allegations of corruption.

24 May 2019 | 11:18 PM

'We're not Chinese officers': Indonesia fights anti-China disinformation

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian police arrested a man on Friday accused of creating an anti-Chinese disinformation campaign to incite racial hatred, amid a proliferation of rumours alleging Chinese involvement in post-election unrest that has raised fears of ethnic violence.

22 May 2019 | 9:37 PM

Indonesia curbs social media, blaming hoaxes for inflaming unrest

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia has introduced curbs on social media in a bid to prevent the spread of hoaxes, some calling for violent post-election attacks, and quell two days of protests in the capital.

18 Apr 2019 | 10:15 PM

In Indonesia's election, the winner is Widodo - and Islam

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Two months before this week's presidential election in Indonesia, prize-winning novelist Eka Kurniawan declared in an opinion column that "the Islamists have already won".

17 Apr 2019 | 9:51 PM

Indonesian ruling coalition leads in unofficial count of parliamentary vote - pollster

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's ruling coalition, which backs President Joko Widodo, is on course to win more than half the votes in an election for the national parliament, based on a count of more than 60 percent of ballots cast on Wednesday, two pollsters said.

16 Apr 2019 | 4:08 PM

Thwarting fraud - thousands to 'crowd-source' Indonesian election results

JAKARTA (Reuters) - More than 10,000 people have volunteered to crowd-source election results posted at polling stations across Indonesia on Wednesday in a real-time bid to thwart attempts at fraud during the biggest single-day election in the world.

11 Apr 2019 | 12:38 PM

Fact-checkers vs hoax peddlers: a fake news battle ahead of Indonesia’s election

Armed with laptops, three dozen journalists and fact-checkers braced for battle before a live debate between Indonesian President Joko Widodo and his challenger, Prabowo Subianto.

11 Apr 2019 | 7:07 AM

Fact-checkers vs. hoax peddlers: a fake news battle ahead of Indonesia’s election

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Armed with laptops, three dozen journalists and fact-checkers braced for battle before a live debate between Indonesian President Joko Widodo and his challenger, Prabowo Subianto.

13 Mar 2019 | 12:08 PM

In Indonesia, Facebook and Twitter are ‘buzzer’ battlegrounds as elections loom

Almost every day, "Janda", a self-described Indonesian housewife with 2,000 Twitter followers, dispenses lifestyle tips, complains about city life, and praises how the government of President Joko Widodo has improved her life as a young mother.

Widodo (left) shaking hands with Subianto in Jakarta, Indonesia. "Buzzer" teams, named for the social media buzz such groups aim to create, have sprung up in Indonesia ahead of the presidential election next month in the world's third-largest democracy. — Reuters
13 Mar 2019 | 12:01 PM

In Indonesia, Facebook and Twitter are 'buzzer' battlegrounds as elections loom

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Almost every day, "Janda", a self-described Indonesian housewife with 2,000 Twitter followers, dispenses lifestyle tips, complains about city life, and praises how the government of President Joko Widodo has improved her life as a young mother.