INDONESIA RESTRICTS APP OVER ‘TERRORISM’ CONTENT
Jakarta, Indonesia - Indonesia has blocked webbased access to a popular messaging service and threatened a full ban on the app due to its ‘terrorism’ content, the government said. The communications ministry said in a statement that ‘so many channels in the (Telegram) service contain radicalism and terrorism...and tips to assemble bombs or launch attacks’.
The partial ban came as the country suffered from a string of attacks, including one carried out by a man police said was radicalised after reading material on Telegram. The government has so far bocked only access to the app via computer, but is preparing to impose a full ban.