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Police probing 100GB data in Saracen investigation

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Sat, August 26, 2017 | 08:43 pm
Police probing 100GB data in Saracen investigation The National Police are investigating 100 gigabytes of data seized from the Saracen group, an online “syndicate” accused of creating and spreading hoaxes and hate speech for money. (Shutterstock/File)

The National Police are delving into some 100 gigabytes of data investigators seized from the Saracen group, an online “syndicate” accused of creating and spreading hoaxes and hate speech for money.

"As of today, we’ve analyzed about 25 gigabytes," National Police lead analyst Sr. Comr.

Police arrested on Wednesday  three people who allegedly acted as the group’s administrators since July.

The three, identified as Jasriadi, MFT, 43 and SRN, 32, have been declared suspects for allegedly spreading hate speech and hoaxes on social media under the Electronic Information and Transactions (ITE) Law.

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Pudjo said the data had been retrieved from the suspects' laptops, in which investigators also found proposals for the creation of blogs and websites containing hoaxes and hate speech content.

He said the group also had a large network. "They also have loyal supporters."

The group is believed to be involved in spreading hoaxes and hate speech against President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo" and former Jakarta governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama, among others. (ecn/bbs)

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