Action on many companies including Yahoo, Pay-Pal
Samuel Abrijani, a senior official at Indonesia’s Communications Ministry, said in a message that the platforms blocked due to lack of registration include Yahoo, PayPal and Steam, Dota 2, Counter-Strike and Epigame gaming. sites included.
Deadline by Friday
Several tech companies tried to register by the deadline, which was extended to Friday. These companies include Alphabet Inc., Meta Platform Inc. Companies like Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp and Amazon etc. were involved. He had registered his platform on time.
This step of the government is being criticized
PayPal is very popular in Indonesia. In such a situation, after this step of the government, people had to face a lot of problems in money transactions. After this decision of the government, these companies are trending on Twitter. Many users are also criticizing this move of the government.
People can get discount for some time
Samuel Abrijani said the government will soon find a way for people to get their deposits back from PayPal, which may include reopening access to its website for a short period of time. He also said that if the authorities follow the registration rules, they will unblock the websites.
Content will be deleted in 4 hours
New rules issued in November 2020 also provide that tech companies must remove content that is illegal or poses a threat to law and order within 24 hours. If the government orders, only 4 hours will be given. Indonesia has 1910 million internet users with a population of about 270 million.