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Indonesia's stringent Internet registration rule bends to public pressure

By Jet Damazo-Santos
  • 04 Aug 2022 10:34
  • 04 Aug 2022 10:34
While the likes of Google and Facebook bowed to Indonesia’s stringent registration requirements to avoid getting blocked, others like Paypal, Yahoo and major gaming platforms tested the government’s mettle — and found that it’s not as stiff in the face of public pressure. 
When Google, Facebook and Twitter rushed to

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Jet Damazo-Santos

Correspondent, Jakarta

Jet Damazo-Santos has been covering antitrust, data protection and other compliance issues in key jurisdictions in Southeast Asia for MLex full time since 2018. She has almost two decades of journalism experience in the Philippines and Indonesia, where she was the associate editor for the Jakarta Globe and the Jakarta bureau chief for Rappler Indonesia prior to joining MLex. She holds a master's degree in Applied Business Economics from the University of Asia and the Pacific.

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