A total of 431,065 reports of negative content, more than 50 percent of which related to pornography, were submitted to the Communications and Information Ministry throughout 2019.
“The majority of the reported content related to pornography, with 244,738 reports,” said the acting head of the ministry’s public relations bureau, Ferdinandus Setu, in a statement as quoted by kompas.com on Friday.
The second most reported category was defamatory content with 57,984 reports, followed by content deemed to cause unease among the public with 53,455 reports.
Other reported categories included gambling, 19,970 reports; scams, 18,845 reports; and hoaxes, 15,361 reports.
Additionally, online content related to ethnicity, religion, race or societal groups (SARA), terrorism/radicalism, intellectual property rights violations and child abuse were also reported to the ministry.
Due to the large number of reports, the ministry has called on the public to avoid spreading content that violates the Electronic Information and Transactions (ITE) Law.
It also urged netizens to report negative content via aduankonten.id or to the ministry’s email [email protected] and Twitter account @aduankonten. Reports are reviewed by the ministry to check whether the content violates the ITE Law.
In addition to receiving reports from the public, the ministry also patrols online content with a negative content web crawler called Ais. (dpk/kes)
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