Hate speech becomes Indonesia’s most frequently reported online crime

According to Indonesia’s national police cybercrime chief, Sr. Com. Himawan Bayu Aji, hate speech has become the most-reported online crime last year. Cases of online hate speech primarily concerned race and religion, and included ‘defamation, harassment, slander, provocation and threats against individuals or groups’. The police handled 199 of such cases in 2016, and Himawan pledged that the police will be more responsive in managing citizen-reported hate crimes.