PREMIUMIndonesian homemakers face up to ten years in prison for sharing false information

first_imgKazahra Tanzania, a stay-at-home mother who lives in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, advised residents in a Facebook post to wear protective masks because she had heard that a man in the city who had recently visited China had been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus.The information, which she received from her brother who works at a local hospital, turned out to be false, and she quickly took down her post and issued an apology. “Apologies for my previous post, which has been troubling residents of Balikpapan,” she wrote.But panic had already been sown. Residents rushed to get masks to protect themselves after reading the post. Kazahra was detained by the police on Monday for allegedly spreading false information, which, according to the Electronic Information and Transactions (ITE) Law, carries three to ten years of imprisonment.“Maybe she meant well by warn… Linkedin ITE-Law Wuhan-coronavirus Wuhan-coronavirus-in-Indonesia housewives hoax misinformation LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Google Topics : Forgot Password ? Log in with your social account Facebooklast_img

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