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Indonesia Threatens to Ban Grindr, Hornet, and More Than 80 LGBT Websites

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The country with the fourth-highest population is taking aim at so-called “LGBT propaganda” as the predominantly Muslim state continues to oppress queer people.

Indonesia is threatening to block all "LGBT propaganda"--including social apps like Grindr, Hornet, and others--in the country, according to report by BuzzFeed.

LGBTs living in the predominantly Muslim country, home to about 250 million people, have suffered from a "moral crusade" where government leaders are denying their rights.

The Indonesian leadership looks ready to make good on a pledge to ban LGBT websites and social apps made this March, after a closed-doors meeting this week.

"The participants of the meeting all agree to block websites promoting LGBT," Aidil Chendramata, director of information security for the Ministry of Communications, told BuzzFeed News. Chendramata characterized the content as "pornography" and violates the state's "law on child protection."

The proposed ban could cover more than 80 websites.

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