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Google and YouTube to help Indonesia tackle porn?

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Mike Shaw

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Adult / August 15th 2012 at 12:39PM

Country's communication and information ministry claims they are already in talks.

Indonesia's communication and information ministry says it plans to collaborate with Google and YouTube to block pornographic Web sites.

The Jakarta Post reported that the ministry has been in discussions with YouTube regarding plans for the Indonesian government to provide keywords to the search giant to block sites promoting pornography.

Google has yet to join the discussions, but Azhar Hasyim, business director of the ministry's directorate general for applications and information, said that its participation is expected. 

YouTube already doesn't allow porn and it's easy to enforce because all the content is hosted by by YouTube. Google, however, is a different proposition altogether.

The article in the Jakarta Post also noted that 12 major local ISPs have each reported 2.5 million attempts to access pornographic websites a month.

In July, the Indonesian ministry shut down more than one million porn sites ahead of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.