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Indonesia's new cybersecurity head has rough start as polls loom

Much is at stake as Jokowi's govt prepares for regional elections ahead of the crucial mid-2019 polls

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Retired general Djoko Setiadi (right) being sworn in as head of the country's new cybersecurity agency in January. Mr Setiadi has to address the scourge of fake news that threatens to feed radicalisation in an electorate that is 90% Muslim.

Jakarta

IT'S been a fairly rough start for Indonesia's new cybersecurity chief, Djoko Setiadi.

During his inaugural speech at the presidential palace in January, shortly after being inducted as head of the new Encryption and Cyber Security Agency (BSSN), Mr Setiadi invited ridicule

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