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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Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan is Asia Correspondent for the SCMP, covering breaking news, politics, diplomacy, trade and Southeast Asian macroeconomic trends. His work for the Post's Asia desk also focuses on the region's multifaceted interactions with the United States and China. A Singapore native, Bhavan previously worked for Agence France-Presse.