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Google blocked gay dating application Blued after a request from the Government of Indonesia

It was earlier confirmed that gay dating platform Blued has been removed from the Google Play Store. A communications ministry spokesman, Noor Iza, said: Probably one or some members of the application put the pornographic content inside.

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Homosexuality and gay sex are legal in Indonesia, except in the conservative Aceh province which is governed by Islamic law. However, same-sex relationships are frowned upon and public displays of affection between gay couples are extremely uncommon. Google and Apple are reportedly among the private companies that will be asked to remove the apps from their digital stores.

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The recent bust of a pedophile ring allegedly linked to Grindr and several other networking apps was reportedly the chief impetus for the ban, but rights advocates believe that officials used the operation as a convenient excuse to advance a discriminatory agenda. The decision to ban the apps, which BuzzFeed reports was made during a closed-door meeting of government officials on Wednesday, is the latest move in what is viewed as an unprecedented crackdown on the LGBT community in the Muslim-majority Southeast Asian nation.

Write to Feliz Solomon at feliz.

By Feliz Solomon September 16, You May Like.