17 Jul '17, 2pm

Indonesia mulls screening measures for Telegram for access to be restored - Channel NewsAsia

JAKARTA: Indonesian authorities could restore access to Telegram - provided certain conditions are met - after blocking access to the messaging service last Friday, citing concerns that it was being used to spread "radical and terrorist propaganda". Among the assurances Indonesia wants from Telegram is for a "government channel" to be created so that authorities can communicate more quickly and efficiently with the Telegram team. Indonesia has also requested to be given the authority as a "trusted flagger" to identify accounts that carry radical or terrorist propaganda. In addition, it will ask Telegram to open a representative office in Indonesia. These measures were outlined by the Communications and Information Ministry in a statement on its website on Monday (Jul 17). It comes after Telegram promised on Sunday to shut down terrorist-related channels and put together a ...

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