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Assessing Insufficient Legal Readiness: Extent of the Impropriety of the Draft Cybersecurity and Cyber Resilience Law’s (RUU KKS) Creation

Mon, 06 Jan 2020

Introduction             In the creation of policies, before practical guidelines can give way for direct application, a part of the establishing pillar is the legal basis of it. However, before these laws can take place, drafts must be prese... Read More

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How the Internet Affect Politics and Vice Versa: The Case of Indonesian Internet Censorship in 2019

Mon, 06 Jan 2020

Throughout 2019, Indonesia has experienced several tumultuous events regarding internet censorship. During the chaos after the presidential election voting[1] and the discrimination towards West Papuan students in Surabaya[2] and Wamena[3], the government censored the internet to restrain the dissem... Read More

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Fact-Checking on Instagram: Protection from Fake-News or The Beginning of a Greater Evil?

Fri, 27 Dec 2019

Earlier this year Facebook announced that it would be extending its fact-checking program to Instagram as its defensive weapon against the onslaught of fake news. Currently undergoing a trial run in the US, it is soon to be rolled out globally. It works like this: when users see a post that they thi... Read More

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2019 Australian Journalism Under Siege: How Policy and Metadata Threatens Australian Democracy

Fri, 27 Dec 2019

Australia has more national security laws than any other nation and happens to be the only liberal democracy which lacks a Charter of Human Rights.[i] The Australian media’s future in maintaining its role as the fourth estate is endangered. A lack of protective policy presents a major issue to... Read More

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Public Policy, Echo Chamber, and the Post-Truth Era: Has Our Democracy Been Controlled by the Cyberspace?

Mon, 18 Nov 2019

The Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network (SAFEnet) stated that in 2018, there had been a total of 292 cases in relation to the Information and Electronic Transaction Laws (UU ITE). It is reported that most of the cases were related to defamation, hate speech, and decency violations in the on... Read More

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Hey Jarvis, Are You Just an Imagination?

Mon, 11 Nov 2019

This article will explain how technologies were only mere imagination until they are invented. It could be assumed that it is easier to imagine what will the future be, rather than creating the future itself. Imagination as a base of an idea then plays an essential role in technology advancement, bu... Read More