Indonesia to work with Google in fight against cyber terror attack

Source: Xinhua| 2017-08-04 19:04:28|Editor: Song Lifang
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JAKARTA, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- Indonesia will cooperate with Google to counter spread of radicalism in cyber media following a spate of suicide attacks in the country which used internet as a facility, a minister said on Friday.

Minister of Communication and Information Rudiantara said the inclusion of Google in the move would shorten the period required to filter out and delete the internet contents with links with radicalism.

"Google and the ministry will apply a system of 'trusted flagger and legal removal programs.' Basically, we will settle all the problems," the minister said after meeting with the representatives of Google.

The trusted flagger program will report content linked with radicalism or terrorism and the legal removal system will scrap them, said Rudiantara.

The system is expected to begin operation in the next two months.

Most of suicide bombers in Indonesia have used internet facility to communicate with IS fighters in Syria to launch the strikes in the country and learn how to assemble bombs.

Indonesian security authorities have monitored movement and activities of dozens of Indonesian nationals who have returned after joining IS activities in Syria.

In a series of militants strikes in Indonesia, dozens of people have been killed, including the suicide bombers.