Indonesia plans to tax Internet companies operating in the country and reduce the bandwidth for the rest

March 2nd, 2016   Theme: Internet Freedom

Government officials have announced that Internet-based companies operating in Indonesia are facing a service blockage unless they don’t obtain a permanent establishment status and pay Indonesian taxes. A spokesman for the communication ministry said in an interview that even social media will be impacted. Indonesia has among the most active Twitter users in the world, and is home to the world’s fourth-largest number of Facebook users.

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