In­done­sia launches anti-rad­i­cal web­site

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In­done­sia yes­ter­day launched a web­site to al­low the pub­lic to re­port rad­i­cal con­tent posted by civil ser­vants, as the au­thor­i­ties com­bat hard­line ide­ol­ogy in its govern­ment. In­done­sia is of­fi­cially sec­u­lar but some politi­cians are de­mand­ing an Is­lamic state. In­done­sian Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Min­is­ter Johnny Plate said the in­ten­tion of the web­site was “to bring to­gether and im­prove the per­for­mance of our civil ser­vants, as well as to fos­ter higher lev­els of na­tion­al­ism”. Ac­cord­ing to a fre­quently-asked-ques­tions sec­tion, “rad­i­cal” could re­fer to con­tent con­tain­ing el­e­ments of hate, mis­lead­ing in­for­ma­tion, in­tol­er­ance or anti-In­done­sian sen­ti­ment.

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