12 Jan '18, 12pm

Protest by #Indonesian Islamists accuses #Facebook of discrimination

JAKARTA (REUTERS) - Several hundred Indonesian Islamists held a protest rally outside Facebook's headquarters in Jakarta on Friday (Jan 12), accusing the social media giant of discrimination for blocking some pages operated by hardline groups for allegedly spreading hate. The protesters, many dressed in white and including members of the hardline Islamic Defenders Front (FPI), marched from a mosque to Facebook's offices in the capital of the world's biggest Muslim-majority country. "We want to remind Facebook to remain neutral and balanced,"Slamet Maarif, a spokesman for FPI, told reporters. "There are many accounts that spread hate about Islam, ulamas, that are allowed to operate. There are accounts that talk about Islamic humanitarian aid, those are blocked," said Maarif, adding that the group still planned to use Facebook and intended to open new accounts. Facebook said...

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