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BNPT invites parents to Control Materials at Social Media

VOI NEWS, 11:00 LOCAL TIME, GMT+7, 07-16-207

The communication revolution in the world currently can not be avoided, making all generations are able to play an active role in using social media. However, the biggest problem is an easy information of radicalism, intolerance, provocation, and propaganda have been found in the social media channels. This was conveyed by the Director of Prevention of National Agency for Combating Terrorism, (BNPT) Brigadier General Hamidin, to RRI in Jakarta, on Saturday (15/7). According to Hamidin, an active role of the community, especially the parents in controlling the related materials which are widely circulated, became the key to preventing intolerance and radicalism in the midst of their family.

"We have FKPT (Coordination Forum for the Prevention of Terrorism)  in 32 provinces, then FKPT has to work those elements. And we also have means of communication for the people through the Peace Media Center. That's what we are always doing right now. We work together with Communication and Information Ministry to monitor the sites in social media. If we assume it has radical element, we also have mechanisms to block the sites. That's what we do,” said the BNPT Director.

Hamidin added, the National Agency for Combating Terrorism –BNPT can not work alone. Therefore, the National Agency with its Coordination Prevention of Terrorism Prevention Forum make cooperation with 32 other ministries and institutions//KBRN.Nurul.Trs.N


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