Indonesia launches cyber agency to tackle extremism, fake news


  • TECH
  • Wednesday, 03 Jan 2018

Women use their smart phones at a cafe in Jakarta on January 3, 2018. Indonesian President Joko Widodo officiated on January 3 the inauguration of a new cyber agency which aims to fight hoaxes, hate speech and extremism increasingly spread online in the world's largest Muslim majority country, home to more than 150 million internet users. / AFP PHOTO / BAY ISMOYO

JAKARTA: Indonesia launched a new cyber security agency on Jan 3 as the world’s biggest Muslim majority country moves to tackle online religious extremism and a flood of fake news on social media. 

Millions of Indonesians are going online for the first time just as concern about Internet hoaxes reaches a fevered pitch. 

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