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Jakarta Post

Ministry urged to block lewd content on WhatsApp

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, November 6, 2017   /   11:42 am
Ministry urged to block lewd content on WhatsApp Under scrutiny: The Communications and Information Ministry has been urged to block the spread of lewd images via WhatsApp. (

The Indonesian Consumers Foundation (YLKI) has called on the Communications and Information Ministry to block access to lewd GIF images on WhatsApp.

The request was made regarding content accessible via emoticons on the popular instant messaging app.

“The YLKI is urging the ministry to take measures to stop the spread of the pornographic content,” said YLKI executive director Tulus Abadi as quoted by on Monday.

He said the issue should not be left unresolved because it could have negative impacts, especially on minors who inadvertently see some of the inappropriate content, he went on.

“This is really not positive for the development of children and teenagers,” said Tulus.

With certain key words, users can easily find lewd pictures. GIF content is in form of moving pictures usually provided by third parties. (agn/ebf)