Indonesia Finds Banning Pornography Is Difficult

As one of the heads of the Indonesian Internet Service Provider Association, Valens Riyadi knows he has his work cut out for him.Last month, the country’s information minister, Tifatul Sembiring, said that local service providers would have to start blocking online pornography by the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, which starts Aug. 11. That deadline is fast approaching, and Mr. Riyadi says he still has no idea how he is going to put a filter in place.”It’s really a hard thing to do in technical terms,” he said. “For me, it’s almost an impossible task.”

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