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Indonesia blocks Yahoo, Paypal, gaming websites over licence breaches

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Registration is required under rules released in late November 2020 and will give authorities broad powers to compel platforms to disclose data of certain users, and take down content deemed unlawful or that “disturbs public order” within four hours if urgent and 24 hours if not.

In a text message to Reuters, Communications Minister urged companies to register before sanctions were applied. His ministry said last month that platforms could be blocked if they did not comply.

5,900 domestic companies and 108 foreign companies had registered,

As of Monday, more than 5,900 domestic companies and 108 foreign companies had registered, including the short-video app TikTok and music streaming firm Spotify (SPOT.N).

Mr. Semuel Abrijani Pangerapan, a senior official at Indonesia’s Communications Ministry, said in a text message websites that have been blocked include Yahoo, Paypal, and gaming websites like Steam, Dota2, Counter-Strike, and EpicGames.

Hashtags such as BlokirKominfo (block Communication Ministry), Epic Games, and Paypal trended on Indonesian Twitter, with many writing messages criticizing the government’s move.

With an estimated 191 million Internet users and a young,

social-media savvy population, Indonesia is a significant market for a host of tech platforms.

Paypal, Yahoo’s parent private equity firm Apollo Global Management and U.S. game developer Valve Corporation, which runs Steam, Dota, and Counter-Strike, did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Epic Games could not be reached for comment.

Hashtags like “BlokirKominfo” (block Communication Ministry), Epic Games, and Paypal trended on Indonesian Twitter, with many writing messages criticizing the government’s move.

Pangerapan did not respond to a request for comment.

With an estimated 191 million internet users and a young, social-media savvy population, the Southeast Asian nation is a significant market for a host of tech platforms.

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Registration is required under rules released in late November 2020 and will give authorities broad powers to compel platforms to disclose data of certain users, and take down content deemed unlawful or that “disturbs public order” within four hours if urgent and 24 hours if not.

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