Muslim Cyber Army: a 'fake news' operation designed to bring down Indonesia's leader

Muslim Cyber Army: a 'fake news' operation designed to bring down Indonesia's leader
 

Police in Indonesia believe they have uncovered a clandestine fake news operation designed to corrupt the political process and destabilise the government.
In a string of arrests across the archipelago in recent weeks, authorities have revealed the inner workings of a self-proclaimed cyber-jihadist network known as the Muslim Cyber Army (MCA).
The network is accused of spreading fake news and hate speech to inflame religious and ethnic schisms; fan paranoia around gay men and lesbians, alleged communists and Chinese people; and spread defamatory content to undermine the president.
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13 March 2018 in World News, Views: 49
Source: Guardian
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