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Jakarta Post

Report finds anti-Papua 'fake news' campaign

  • Kharishar Kahfi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, October 31 2019   /  12:26 am

A recent digital forensic investigation has revealed that multiple attempts have taken place in the digital world to manipulate the narrative about the protests and riots in the Papua and West Papua provinces in favor of the Indonesian government.The joint investigation, launched by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), found at least two online influence campaigns had been “disseminating pro-Indonesian government material on the issue of West Papua”.The Papua issue refers to widespread protests against the racial abuse suffered by Papuans, which eventually led to riots. The findings about the manipulative narrative were made by BBC open source investigator Benjamin Strick and ASPI’s international cyberpolicy center researcher Elise Thomas. The report was also published online by a United Kingdom-based investigative group B...