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The virtual police reprimand social media users for posting potential content that could be charged under the Electronic Information and Transactions (ITE) Law. The government argued that the new unit aims to ensure that laws, such as those against hate speech, are applied online as they are in the real world—something that will protect free speech instead of restraining.
The survey by Kompas Research and Development was held on March 23-25 with 509 respondents of social media users.
The number of respondents is determined proportionally according to the population in each province in Indonesia. The survey confidence level was 95 percent with a margin of error of about 4.34 percent.
(Writer: Tsarina Mahawani | Editor: Bayu Galih )