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Thursday, August 18, 2022

US BigTech Meta Platforms, Google Fall In Line; Agree to register under new Indonesian tech rules – Tech Observer

a day after Indonesian government urged tech companies to register under the new licensing rules or risk being blocked, meta platform And Google agreed to comply with Indonesia’s new rules for Big Tech.

including global tech firms google and meta The July 20 deadline has not yet been adhered to. The requirement to register is part of a set of rules, first issued in November 2020, that will allow authorities to order platforms to remove content deemed illegal, or that is deemed to be urgent. ‘disturbs public order’ within four hours upon departure, and 24 hours if not.

According to government records, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp have already signed up before the Wednesday deadline. Indonesian authorities warned of blocking the Big Tech platform over several days if it failed to register with the country’s Ministry of Communications and Informatics.

The digital giant has been given time till Wednesday to complete the registration for the license. Otherwise, the ministry will name them illegal and illegal in the country.

“We have warned all local and foreign technology companies, including providers of online services, sites and applications, many times they have to register if they do not want to risk being blocked. We have given them time from six months in advance,” the ministry’s director general for information applications Samuel Abrijani Told.

The registration is part of the country’s new regulation, starting in January 2022, which states that all tech platforms must secure a license to be able to operate.

The Indonesian government is currently trying to reduce the spread of misinformation and hoaxes, especially ahead of the country’s general election in 2024, reports Xinhua news agency.

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