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Internet Law increasingly used to silence critics

  • Marguerite Afra Sapiie, Nurul Fitri Ramadhani and Margareth S. Aritonang

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Mon, September 11, 2017 | 11:02 am
Internet Law increasingly used to silence critics Social media is a not a courtroom, so do not play judge and persecutor. (Shutterstock.com/File)

PREMIUM When the House of Representatives passed the Electronic Information and Transactions (ITE) Law in 2008, activists were concerned that some articles in the revised law would be used to silence critics by the powers that be. That prophesy is not way off the mark. While some people may claim to have a strong legal ground to press charges against those who spread lies against them, there is no d...