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Indonesia thinks Line emojis are making kids gay

February 12, 2016 - Uncategorized

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Line is banning emojis depicting same-sex couples and transgender people in Indonesia after the government claimed that mothers raised concerns about these images negatively influencing children. The head of PR at the Ministry of Communications and Informatics, Ismail Cawidu, said he has worked with Line’s Indonesian PR man Teddy Arifianto to come to an agreement that respects local culture. Line makes a killing on selling what it calls stickers, which are particularly popular in its Asian home region, with revenue at the company increasing 40 percent from 2014 to 2015 to around $1 billion, according to its latest financials. LGBT rights are limited in…

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