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Block Porn or Be Blocked, Indonesia Warns Google, Twitter

By Karlis Salna  and Tassia Sipahutar
November 17, 2017, 4:00 AM GMT+8 Updated on November 17, 2017, 2:10 PM GMT+8

Indonesia has threatened to bar the world’s biggest social-media providers from operating in the country unless they comply with stringent demands to filter pornography and other content deemed obscene.

Twitter Inc., Alphabet Inc.’s Google and a host of companies have been put on notice by Indonesian Communications Minister Rudiantara, who warned that “all platforms” now face serious consequences if they don’t adhere to government requests to block content.

“The worst case is I will not allow them to be in Indonesia," Rudiantara, who uses one name, said in an interview on Thursday. "We are focusing on content. If you violate content then you are violating rules and laws in Indonesia.”

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