‘It was Twitter’: Ministry explains suspension of FPI accounts

Fachrul Sidiq | The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Wed, January 18, 2017 | 07:08 pm

2016_12_15_17819_1481774740-_largeTwitter Indonesia country head Roy Simangunsong said the most popular moments discussed in 2016 by Indonesian netizens were Ramadhan and achievements in sports. (AP/Richard Drew)

The Communications and Information Ministry has highlighted the right of social media giant Twitter to suspend accounts as it sees fit, including those of the Islam Defenders Front (FPI).

On Sunday, the micro-blogging site suspended three accounts affiliated with the group, namely @DPP_FPI, @syihabrizieq and @HumasFPI.

The director general of information application at the ministry, Samuel Abrijani, said Twitter had its terms of service and rules, and that anyone deemed to be violating those rules could be suspended.

Samuel told The Jakarta Post that the suspension had been entirely the decision of Twitter, without any interference from his office.

“It was Twitter’s decision. Its management has its own terms of service,” he said on Wednesday.

“I don’t know specifically what criteria are used by Twitter to suspend the accounts. I myself do not follow those accounts, so I don’t know [the contents],” he added.

According to Twitter’s explanations, accounts can be suspended because they fail to adhere to the policies set forth in the Twitter rules, which prohibit, among other things, engaging in activities that incite violent threats, hateful conduct on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability or disease. (evi)


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As you can see at the beginning of the news there are several information about the author  and the date of the news that places by line section.of the news. The news is written by Fachrul Shidiq and published in The Jakarta Post. It is published on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 07:08 pm in Jakarta.

The lead of the news tell us about who, what, how, and, when without where, and why.

In the news lead the who element is The Communications and Information Ministry. The what element is suspending the accounts of Islam Defenders Front (FPI). The how element is who has highlighted the right of social media giant Twitter to suspend accounts. The when element is today , Wednesday.

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Eventually, the authors is not giving his own opinion or point of view about the news. Therefore, he quoted from his interviewee, Samuel Abrijani. The objective of using quotation by the author is to prove to the readers that this news is based on fact and has valid data.

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At the end of this news, the why element is finally explained. It talks about the reason of the government ask twitter to ban FPI’s twitter accounts.