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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.

But Janda the housewife does not exist. The Twitter account's real owner is an unmarried middle-aged man who offers political social media services backing Widodo's re-election campaign.

   

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