Indonesia blocks access to four million porn sites

The Indonesian government Wednesday announced that it is blocking access to four million pornography sites on the Internet following continuing calls from the public to protect the nation`s youth from the dangers of smut.

Jakarta: The Indonesian government
Wednesday announced that it is blocking access to four million
pornography sites on the Internet following continuing calls
from the public to protect the nation`s youth from the dangers
of smut.

The censoring is across the board and encompasses any
material deemed pornographic, including nudity, explicit sex
whether heterosexual or not, sex organs and pornographic
symbols.

Indonesia`s Communications and Information Minister
Tifatul Sembiring said the step taken in conjunction with the
holy month of Ramadan, was in line with the country`s
anti-pornographic laws that were passed on October 30, 2008.

"Right this moment, around 90 per cent of such sites
are being blocked, we will carry out the blocking exercise in
stages until all are blocked," he told a press conference here
yesterday.

These sites have been blamed by the Indonesian public
as the cause of the moral decay currently taking place among
young Indonesians.

Tifatul added that the move would be retained even
after Ramadan and as long as the anti-pornography laws are in
force.

PTI

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