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Online vigilantism rampant as data protection laws fall short

  • Karina M. Tehusijarana

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, May 20, 2019   /  08:49 am
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Indonesia lacks regulatory means and the social system to effectively combat doxxing .(Shutterstock.com/Ico Maker)

“My name is Dheva Suprayoga,” a young man in a red T-shirt and jeans said straight into the camera. “I want to straighten out and clarify that I have not travelled anywhere since yesterday and that I attended Friday prayers at the Darussalam Mosque in Kebumen.” “I can assure you that the person in the video is not me, and I support the efforts of the National Police to catch the perpetrator and resolve this case as soon as possible,” he continued. Dheva Suprayoga, a resident of Kebumen, Central Java, recorded the video following accusations that he had threatened President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo during a rally held by supporters of Gerindra Party chairman Prabowo Subianto in front of the Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) headquarters in Central Jakarta. A viral video allegedly taken at the rally shows a man, dressed in a peci ca...