Facebook-Instagram-WhatsApp Are Safe from Blocking


Today, Wednesday (20/7/2022), is the last day of registration for the Private Electronic System Operator (PSE). Some digital platforms that do not register will be blocked by the Ministry of Communication and Information (Kominfo). So far, several digital platforms like Facebook and WhatsApp have registered.

Through the PSE.Kominfo.go.id page, the WhatsApp short message application appears to have been registered with the service. This means that WhatsApp will not be blocked by the Ministry of Communication and Information because it has complied with applicable regulations.

WhatsApp is registered with the Foreign Ministry of Communication and Informatics by the same company as Facebook and Instagram, namely Facebook Singapore Pte. Ltd.

WhatsApp is registered in the form of a web and an application, just like its two social media brothers. With WhatsApp registered, users no longer have to worry about losing the Meta messaging application.

Met near the deadline for registration, Director General of Information Applications at the Ministry of Communication and Information (Kominfo) Semuel Abrijani Pangerapan said that his party would not immediately block access permanently for PSEs who had not registered.

The blocking carried out by Kominfo for digital platforms that have not registered is only temporary.

“The form is temporary, if they register there is a normalization process. If so, the registration will automatically lose the data on the blocking machine,” said Semuel.

Semmy said they would not block PSEs that had not yet been registered. But there are three administrative stages, namely the first through a warning, then an administrative fine and the third is blocking. The imposition of sanctions is also the prerogative of the Minister of Communication and Informatics.

“There are three stages, so we also make it easier for them to register

As previously reported, The government through the Ministry of Communication and Information (Kominfo) has given several digital platforms a deadline of July 21 to immediately register with the Private Scope Electronic System Operator (PSE). If not, Kominfo will block these digital platforms in the next 3 days.

This rule is mandated by Government Regulation Number 71 of 2019 concerning Electronic System and Transaction Operators, as well as Minister of Communication and Informatics Regulation Number 5 of 2020 concerning Private Scope Electronic System Operators (PSE).

Kominfo had repeatedly appealed to PSEs to register immediately. Kominfo also did not see the origin of the company from Maja. Kominfo only implements the rules and regulations applied by Private Scope PSEs, in which all PSEs are required to register with the state.