Muslim protesters rally outside the local Facebook office, angry over the social media giant's blocking of some sites, in Jakarta, Indonesia January 12, 2018. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside
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Several hundred Indonesian Islamists held a protest rally outside Facebook's headquarters in Jakarta Friday, accusing the social media giant of discrimination for blocking some pages operated by hardline groups for allegedly spreading hate.The protesters, many dressed in white and including members of the hardline Islamic Defenders Front (FPI), marched from a mosque to Facebook's offices in the capital of the world's biggest Muslim-majority country.Some Islamist groups in Indonesia use social media extensively and FPI usually has about 100 accounts on Facebook, as well as on other social media platforms such as Twitter.Indonesians are avid users of social media and Facebook had 115 million users in the second quarter of 2017, according to media citing its country manager, ranking the country fourth globally after the United States, India and Brazil.
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