Google blocked gay dating app on demand of Indonesian government

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Indonesia’s government said it wanted the app removed because it spreads X-rated content which is forbidden by the country’s law. About two weeks ago the Indonesian Ministry of Communications asked Google to block access to 73 LGBTI related smartphones applications. Google would not reveal whether it would comply with the government’s request to block the remaining apps but followed the request concerning Blued, which is already removed from Google Pay Store, though previously they stated: ‘We adhere to applicable local law in the countries in which we operate, but don’t comment on individual apps.’ <‘There was some negative content related to pornography inside the application,’ Noor Iza told AFP. ‘Probably one or some members of the application put the pornographic content inside.’ Chinese owned Blued is the world’s most used gay dating app with 27 million users worldwide. Blued is still available in the Apple store in Indonesia./p>

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