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Indonesia bans Tumblr and nearly 500 other sites in massive porn crackdown

February 17, 2016 - Uncategorized

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Indonesia has banned popular social media site Tumblr, along with nearly 500 other websites, in a massive clampdown on the sharing of porn online. The move comes less than a week after messaging app Line was forced to ditch emoji depicting same-sex couples and transgender people in the region after the Indonesian government claimed it was negatively influencing children. Speaking to the BBC, Azhar Hasyim, e-business director at Indonesia’s Information Ministry, said the decision to ban Tumblr in the country had been made without contacting the New York-based company to try to find a resolution. Other sites like Vimeo, Reddit, Imgur and Netflix…

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