Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp have signed up for Indonesia's licensing requirements as part of a threat to block the threat

Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp have signed up for Indonesia's licensing requirements as part of a ...

Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp have signed up to Indonesia's new licensing requirements for IT businesses, according to government records released on Tuesday, a day ahead of a deadline to comply or risk being blocked. Under these guidelines, authorities would be empowered to disclose data of certain users and remove content that is considered unlawful or that disturbs public order within four hours if urgent, and 24 hours if not.

According to Semuel Abrijani Pangerapan, a senior ministry official, Alphabets units, which include YouTube and Googleonly Googles cloud services, had registered as of Tuesday.

Google, Twitter, and Facebook did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Indonesia is a top-10 market in terms of user numbers for a number of social media companies, including Twitter, Facebook, and Bytedances TikTok.

TikTok had already registered, as had streaming services Netflix, Spotify, and the records.

Non-compliant firms in Indonesia would be penalized, fined, and eventually banned in the long run, according to Semuel.

If platforms elect to register, he said they will have an opportunity to change that.

It's their loss if they don't sign up. That means they don't see Indonesia as their market potential, he said in a media briefing.

Mastercard and Fasset, a cryptocurrency gateway provider, collaborated on digital solutions to increase cryptocurrency adoption in Indonesia. The collaboration between Mastercard and Fasset aims to instill financial inclusion in Indonesia and enable 92 million of its unbanked citizens to be part of the existing financial system.

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