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New Indonesia web system blocks 70,000 'negative' sites

Installed at US$15m, it uses 44 servers to search internet content and issue alerts

Mr Rudiantara said the relationship with social media companies and tech giants was improving and put some disagreements down to differences over what, for example, constitutes pornography.


INDONESIA has blocked more than 70,000 websites displaying "negative" content such as pornography or extremist ideology in the first month of using a new system to help purge the internet of harmful material, said its communications minister.

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