Jakarta's Christian governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama talks to the media after he casts his vote in Jakarta on February 15. Purnama was put on trial for blasphemy after a doctored video of a speech went viral online. Photo: AFPJakarta's Christian governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama talks to the media after he casts his vote in Jakarta on February 15. Purnama was put on trial for blasphemy after a doctored video of a speech went viral online. Photo: AFP
Jakarta's Christian governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama talks to the media after he casts his vote in Jakarta on February 15. Purnama was put on trial for blasphemy after a doctored video of a speech went viral online. Photo: AFP

Would a fatwa stop Indonesia’s ‘fake news’?

A large Islamic civil organisation is likely to issue a decree against dangerous online hoaxes that can raise ethnic and religious tensions, but critics say the Koran already considers ‘fake news’ a sin

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Jakarta's Christian governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama talks to the media after he casts his vote in Jakarta on February 15. Purnama was put on trial for blasphemy after a doctored video of a speech went viral online. Photo: AFPJakarta's Christian governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama talks to the media after he casts his vote in Jakarta on February 15. Purnama was put on trial for blasphemy after a doctored video of a speech went viral online. Photo: AFP
Jakarta's Christian governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama talks to the media after he casts his vote in Jakarta on February 15. Purnama was put on trial for blasphemy after a doctored video of a speech went viral online. Photo: AFP
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