Post Church Bomb, Kominfo Block 1.285 Radical Content

By : Ahmad Fadli Dan Aldo Bella Putra | Wednesday, May 16 2018 - 21:00 IWST

Kementerian Komunikasi dan Informatika (Kominfo) mengeluarkan imbauan kepada masyarkat untuk setop menyebarkan, foto dan video terkait terorisme serta mewaspadai adanya berita-berita yang tidak jelas sumbernya (Fadli INDUSTRY.co.id)
Kementerian Komunikasi dan Informatika (Kominfo) mengeluarkan imbauan kepada masyarkat untuk setop menyebarkan, foto dan video terkait terorisme serta mewaspadai adanya berita-berita yang tidak jelas sumbernya (Fadli INDUSTRY.co.id)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - The Ministry of Communications and Information states that since the first bombing occurred in several churches in Surabaya, East Java, there are 1,285 medsos accounts that have been blocked.

"There are 1.285 terrorism-related and radicalism content that we takedown," said Kemenkominfo Expert Donny Budi Utoyo in a discussion of West Merdeka Barat Forum 9 at Kominfo building on Wednesday (05/16/2018).

He detailed, based on the latest update of the platform's organizers, ie 22 on site / forum / file sharing, 562 on Facebook and Instagram, 301 on Youtube and Google Drive, 287 on Telegram and 113 on Twitter.

However, Donny did not explain what forms of content that have been deleted. He also did not explain, what are the criteria that make a content declared in the category of terrorism and radicalism.

Donny said Kemenkominfo is working with platforms committed to patrol content containing terrorism and radicalism. Donny said that Kemenkominfo also coordinates with ministries / agencies, such as the Coordinating Ministry for Political, Legal and Human Rights (Kemekopolhukam), Police Headquarters, State Intelligence Agency (BIN), and social media community in monitoring the movement of content on the internet.

Related to terrorist acts in Surabaya, he said the government and the platform are intensifying in a number of steps. First, improve the performance of the content-scaling engine or AIS. Every two hours crawling (crawling) content of terrorism / radicalism with certain keywords. Furthermore, if indicated, proceed with the blocking process.

Secondly, opening a public complaint channel, ie through the site www.aduankonten.id, Twitter @aduankonten, electronic mail (email) aduankonten@mail.kominfo.go.id, phone 08119224545. In addition, Kemenkominfo cooperate with community trusted youtube flagger through email flag@ictwatch.id and Twitter @internetsehat.

Third, public education through labels or stampel hoaks on clarified information as hoaks, site www.stophoax.id, site https://jpp.go.id/cek-fakta, Instagram @kemenkominfo account, Instagram @siberkreasi account, account instant messaging app Whatsapp Siber Kreasi, and Twitter @internetsehat.

Fourth, Kemenkominfo cooperates with community and stakeholders related to digital literacy, namely Siberkreasi as a national digital literacy movement, Mafindo as one antihoaks activist, ICT Watch as one of the internet healthier activists.

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