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On August 7th, Nawala Nusantara, a foundation providing internet filtering service, announced a partnership with Association of Indonesia Internet Service Provider (Asosiasi Penyelenggara Jasa Internet Indonesia or also known as APJII) to block more websites that are deemed to have negative content in accordance to Indonesia’s Information and Electronic Transaction Law (widely known as the ITE Law) such as: pornographic materials, betting, hate speech regarding race and religion, malicious software, and online theft. Quoted by Kompas.com, M. Yamin, CEO of Nawala Nusantara stated that up until now Nawala has blocked more than 800,000 websites with negative content. Yamin added,
It is indeed a small number, but what’s more important is the quality of our filtering method.
With this partnership, APJII will provide Nawala with five servers and operational costs. Nawala, in turn, will filter websites containing contents prohibited by Indonesia’s ITE Law. This partnership expects Nawala to continuously grow the number of blocked websites for the next three years.
Nawala’s filtering system will be placed in Indonesia Internet Exchange (IIX) servers owned by APJII. If a certain internet service provider is connected with Nawala’s DNS server in IIX, all of its customers won’t be able to access blocked sites. There are at least 250 ISPs registered as APJII member.
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