INDONESIA BLOCKS TUMBLR OVER COMPLAINTS ABOUT PORN

JAKARTA, Indonesia has blocked microblogging site Tumblr after complaints about pornographic content on hundreds of accounts, Reuters reported quoting the communications ministry on Tuesday.

The world's most populous Muslim-majority country has stepped up efforts to police online content after a rise in hoax stories and hate speech and because of anti-pornography laws pushed by Islamic parties.

The ministry sent an email to Tumblr on Feb 28 asking it to clean its platform of pornographic content within two days, Noor Iza, a spokesman for the ministry, said in a text message.

It then blocked eight Tumblr domain names on Monday after he said it had not received a response.

Indonesia has tough anti-pornography laws and the ministry said it had received complaints about pornographic contents on more than 360 accounts.

Source: NAM News Network

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