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4 million pornsites blocked in Indonesia

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Jakarta, Aug 11: To protect the nation's youth, Indonesia government blocked four million pornography sites on the Internet from Wednesday, Aug 11.

According the country's anti-pornographic laws that were passed on Oct 30, 2008, Indonesia had taken the step in conjunction with the holy month of Ramadan, said Communications and Information Minister Tifatul Sembiring.

"Right this moment, around 90 per cent of such sites are being blocked, we will carry out the blocking exercise in stages until all are blocked," said Sembiring.

Indonesian public blamed the pornsites as the cause of the moral decay currently taking place among young Indonesians.

The censoring is across the board and encompasses any material deemed pornographic, including nudity, explicit sex whether heterosexual or not, sex organs and pornographic symbols.

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