12 Jan '18, 10pm

#Islamists protest against #Facebook in #Jakarta

JAKARTA • Several hundred Indonesian Islamists held a protest rally outside Facebook's headquarters in Jakarta, 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," Mr Slamet Maarif, a spokesman for FPI, told reporters yesterday. "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 Mr Maarif, adding that the group still planned to use Facebook and would open new accounts. Facebook said its policy was to...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/islamists-protes...

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