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Indonesia bans video-sharing site Vimeo over 'porn'

Published on May 13, 2014 2:05 PM
 

JAKARTA (AFP) - Indonesia has ordered a ban on popular video-sharing website Vimeo after accusing it of hosting pornographic content, sparking social media fury on Tuesday.

The communications ministry announced that the US-based site would be blocked following the discovery of Vimeo pages with names such as "Art of Nakedness" and "Nudie Cutie", featuring naked and scantily-clad women.

"We have recently received reports from the public about websites carrying negative and pornographic content... One of them is the site Vimeo.com," said the ministry in a statement published on late Monday.

The ministry, headed by Communications Minister Tifatul Sembiring who has waged a campaign against illicit material on the Internet, said that Vimeo had been added to a list of 119 other sites banned over content deemed pornographic.

 
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