Fake news fuels Indonesian intolerance

False reports spread on social media have targeted Indonesia's Chinese and other minorities. Official censorship has failed to halt the hoaxes or the violence.

Jakarta, January 24, 2017 1:48 PM (UTC+8)
Indonesian Muslim demonstrators attend a protest against Jakarta's Christian governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama outside the North Jakarta court as he stands trial for blasphemy in Jakarta on December 13, 2016. The case has stoked fears of growing intolerance in the Muslim-majority nation. Photo: AFP/ Adek Berry
Indonesian Muslim demonstrators attend a protest against Jakarta's Christian governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama outside the North Jakarta court as he stands trial for blasphemy in Jakarta on December 13, 2016. The case has stoked fears of growing intolerance in the Muslim-majority nation. Photo: AFP/ Adek Berry