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Jakarta Post

Netizens say no to govt’s planned censorship of Netflix, YouTube

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, August 20 2019   /  01:18 am

Indonesian movie and video buffs are balking at the government’s plan to begin censoring movies and videos that are being streamed by popular sites such as YouTube and Netflix.An online petition through with more than 88,000 signatures was presented on Wednesday to the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (KPI), the state body that currently monitors all broadcasting content.Representatives of Indonesia argue that these video streaming sites already have an internal mechanism to censor what they deem inappropriate, and that the KPI’s authority does not extend to internet content.The KPI, which has the authority to recommend banning TV and radio programs, announced last week that it intended to begin monitoring the content of video-streaming websites, specifically naming YouTube and Netflix among its targets. It will recommend removing content it finds unsuitable f...