Government Does Not Block Whatsapp Related Negative Content

By : Ahmad Fadli Dan Aldo Bella Putra | Wednesday, November 08 2017 - 15:00 IWST

Whatsapp (Foto Ist)
Whatsapp (Foto Ist)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - Communications and Informatics Minister Rudiantara said the government will not block the "WhatsApp" message app related to the emergence of pornographic content in the format of "graphics interchange format" or GIF in the application.

Minister Rudiantara explained that the government is more focused on eliminating GIF content itself rather than blocking applications that are still widely used by the community.

"Whatsapp is like a supermarket, we are not closing the supermarket because people are still going in. We are focusing on the bad stuff, GIF, which has started to decrease," said Rudiantara after attending the event at BPS office in Jakarta on Tuesday 7/11/2017)

He said although the blocking of negative content has not reached 100 percent, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and operators have blocked Tenor, the GIF provider.

The six domain name system (DNS) Tenor that has been blocked Kemkominfo, namely tenor.com, api.tenor.com, blog.tenor.com, qa.tenor.com, media.tenor.com, and media1.tenor.com.

In addition, he also appreciated the operators of Internet providers who have done the blocking of Tenor although not done simultaneously and need more time.

Previously, Kemkominfo has given 2x24 hours since Monday (6/11) so that the WhatsApp parties immediately withdraw the negatively charged content in their application.

There is also to ensure that the content of immoral content does not reappear, Kemkominfo will conduct continuous monitoring and encourage the public to submit reports.

"The content is billions; maybe someone has escaped, so I ask for support from the community. Tell us," he said.

News Comment

Today's Industry

PT Autopedia Sukses Lestari Tbk (ASLC)

Rabu, 25 Januari 2023 - 09:30 WIB

ASLC Successfully Surpasses 2022 Used Car Sales Target via Caroline.id

PT Autopedia Sukses Lestari Tbk (ASLC), a company engaged in used vehicles auction and trading of used cars, succeeded in selling 2,481 units of used cars through used car dealers under its…

A woman is paying her attention to the Jakarta Composite Index board movement. (Document of INDUSTRY.co.id)

Kamis, 05 Januari 2023 - 22:29 WIB

New Economic Board, GOTO Share Moves Closer to Global Indices

The presence of the New Economic Board on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) brings many benefits to PT GoTo Gojek Tokopedia Tbk (GOTO). One of them is getting closer to the shares listing of…

PT Alkindo Naratama Tbk (“ALDO”)

Senin, 19 Desember 2022 - 23:51 WIB

ALDO Aims 2023 Sales to Increase More Than Double

PT Alkindo Naratama Tbk (“ALDO”), a listed company engaged in the integrated paper and chemical business are optimistic that the Company's performance in 2023 will improve, in line with…

Lauren Blasco of ACV.

Senin, 19 Desember 2022 - 22:39 WIB

Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry taps AC Ventures’ ESG head to join task force

The Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) recently tapped AC Ventures’ (ACV) Head of ESG Lauren Blasco to join its newly formed ESG task force, an elite group of stakeholders…

The CIP Utilities & Automated Reporting Analytics allows plant managers

Senin, 19 Desember 2022 - 21:50 WIB

Emerson’s New Analytics Software Automates Utilities Monitoring and Reporting for Clean-in-Place Applications

Emerson: Today Emerson announced the release of its new Clean In Place (CIP) Utilities and Automated Reporting Analytics package delivered via PACEdge™ and Movicon™ platforms on an industrial…