Indonesian protesters near burning police cars during a demonstration against an allegedly blasphemous remark made by Jakarta's Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama. Some observers blame online misinformation for Purnama’s predicament. Photo: EPA

How Indonesia’s anti-Chinese fake news problem spun out of control

Indonesia’s long-maligned Chinese community has emerged as favourite whipping boy of online misinformation

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Indonesian protesters near burning police cars during a demonstration against an allegedly blasphemous remark made by Jakarta's Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama. Some observers blame online misinformation for Purnama’s predicament. Photo: EPA
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