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    'I felt disgusted': inside Indonesia's fake Twitter account factories /Link



    ‘Buzzer teams’ are a growing part of politics, helping to churn up religious and racial divides

    To pass them off as real, Alex would enliven his fake accounts with dashes of humanity. Mixed up among the stream of political posts, his avatars – mostly pretty young Indonesian women – would bemoan their broken hearts and post pictures of their breakfasts.

    But these fake accounts were not for fun; Alex and his team were told it was “war”.

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    (@)Kate Lamb in Jakarta

    Published on 23 Jul 2018 at 01:17AM

    People attend a rally to show support for jailed former governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama - known by his nickname Ahok. Muslims protest against Ahok in 2016



















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