Saturday, February 11, 2012

Communication and Information Minister: insulting religion on Twitter Hunted

Communication and Information Minister: insulting religion on Twitter Hunted
Police and Ministry of Communication and Information Indonesia is ready to work together to track down the perpetrators who allegedly insults at Twitter more often. "We will help track down perpetrators of insult and assist law enforcement work if necessary," said Minister of Communications and Information Tifatul Sembiring in his Twitter account Saturday (11/2).
He also suggested, for people who know exactly the culprit behind penghina account of religion can begin collecting strong evidence and reporting to the police to be prosecuted.
As for those who get annoyed with Twitter accounts offender humiliation, Tifatul said, it is advisable to perform the procedures "report as spam" to automatically penghina account managers that can be covered by Twitter. "Must stay calm, do not be provoked," he said.
According to him, society should not be provoked because it is basically an insult to a religion is not going to reduce the glory of the religion. "As evidence of the offender out of the humiliation argument," he said.
It claimed to have been continuously monitoring and studying the anonymous account on Twitter that began to appear. Monitoring is mainly performed on the anonymous Twitter account that often the words insulting tone of SARA (ethnicity, religion, race and intergroup).
Tifatul confirmed, although the account is anonymous, if then disturbing it can be processed into legal channels. "At pinsipnya each account owner could be pursued, in which position is known and used what," he said.
Based on the Law of Information and Electronic Transaction (ITE) found five violations in cyberspace that can be subject to lawsuits and anonymous Twitter account is one of them. The first thing that is pornographic, gambling second, third threat, fraud fourth, and fifth "blasphemy" or defamation of religion. UU ITE appropriate action could be charged under penalty of seven to 12 years in prison.

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