Indonesia to meet social media firms as it eyes ‘negative content’ fines

Pangerapan said the ministry would issue a regulation governing the mechanism for fines following discussions with the social media companies. The fines could go into effect in 2021. — Reuters

JAKARTA: Indonesia will meet social media companies to discuss its plans to impose fines of up to around US$36,000 (RM148,914) if they allow pornography, violence or other "negative" content on their platforms, a communications ministry official said.

The South-East Asian country aims to push firms to better monitor and delete content the authorities deem obscene, Semuel Abrijani Pangerapan, the ministry's director of information applications, said late Nov 5.

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