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Indonesia: taking action

Authorities are attempting to combat hard-line Islamist ideology by urging members of the public to report extremist content posted online by civil servants and taking action to replace school textbooks deemed to contain radical material.

Barnabas Fund

On 12 November, the government announced the launch of a website where people can report posts by civil servants containing elements of ‘hate, misleading information, intolerance or anti-Indonesian sentiment’. This could include ‘liking’ or commenting positively on radical content on social media.