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Hoaxes news on social media falls: minister

Kamis 27 Jun 2019 15:40 WIB

Rep: Puti Almas/Ronggo Astungkoro/ Red: Ani Nursalikah

Coordinating Minister for Political and Security Affairs Wiranto.

Coordinating Minister for Political and Security Affairs Wiranto.

Foto: Republika TV/Havid Al Vizki
Govt worry hoaxes news endanger national security.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Coordinating Minister for Political and Security Affairs Wiranto said the implementation of restrictions on social media will depend on the number of hoaxes (fake news) information that circulated. He stated, so far hoaxes chart on social medias seemed lowered.

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“It depends on how social media condition, whether it endanger national security or not. If in near future is safe, why we have to restrict its access?” said Wiranto on Wednesday.

According to Communications and Informations Minister Rudiantara, the graph that shows a number of fake news in Indonesia has lowered, at least until Tuesday (June 25). However, if the graph shows an increase in a number of fake news, then government will consider to take specific measures.

In addition, Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko said government is considering to limit access to social media during Consitutional Court session on Thursday (June 27). He emphasized that government will look further on conditions and situations.

"If the situation disturbs state security, then we have to worry, but if there is nothing, it will go as usual,” Moeldoko said.

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