Indonesia threatens to ban Facebook over fake news


Rudiantara: I want an undertaking that there were no Indonesian Facebook users whose information or data was used by Cambridge Analytica. — Reuters

JAKARTA: An Indonesian cabinet member has threatened to shut down Facebook Inc if there is any evidence the personal data of citizens is being harvested or the social media giant fails to crack down on “fake news” during upcoming elections.

Amid continuing fallout over revelations the data of 50 million Facebook users was obtained by a firm that helped US President Donald Trump’s campaign, there’s growing fears in Indonesia that its presidential race could be corrupted.

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