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JFCC Speaker Event: Lies, damn lies and the internet

Wed, 26 Feb 2020
12pm - 02pm

Dear members and friends,

False reports have recently cropped up on social media about the coronavirus, the latest example of Indonesia’s long running problem with fake news. What is the central government doing to combat this?

On February 26 the Jakarta Foreign Correspondents Club will host Minister of Communication and Information Technology Johnny Plate for a wide-ranging discussion on cyber control.

Indonesia’s 270 million people are often pushing the envelope in digital communications. This poses some interesting challenges for a government that seeks to balance regulation with inspiration for new economy entrepreneurs.

We invite you to come along and hear first-hand the government’s approach to dealing with fake news, internet and electronic transaction law abuse and data protection. The Minister’s speech will be followed by a Q&A session.

The JFCC Executive Committee