Police disperse protesters at Tanah Abang in Jakarta. Photo: Reuters
Police disperse protesters at Tanah Abang in Jakarta. Photo: Reuters
Indonesia

Chinese Indonesians in Jakarta fear attacks on the community, as anti-China hoaxes spread on social media

  • After several people died in violent protests in Jakarta, messages spread on social media blaming the deaths on ‘police from China’
  • The messages prompted the government to temporarily restrict social media functions on WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram to halt spread of false information

Police disperse protesters at Tanah Abang in Jakarta. Photo: Reuters
Police disperse protesters at Tanah Abang in Jakarta. Photo: Reuters
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