Indonesia is in the news today after it was reported that the government ordered all instant messaging providers - for example Line, Twitter and WhatsApp - to remove gay emoticons (such as same-sex couples holding hands or making kiss gestures at each other). Through this removal the government tries to safeguard the local culture and (religious-inspired) ethics hence protecting the nation's children from an example of bad western behavior.
Update COVID-19 in Indonesia: 1,713,684 confirmed infections, 47,012 deaths (9 May 2021)
9 May 2021 (closed)
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