Iskandarnote.com Rows of Blocked Games Kominfo has officially blocked a number of sites and games since Saturday, July 30, 2022. A number of games that are blocked make gamers, especially in the country, no longer able to access them.
In addition, this blocking causes the relevant platform to no longer be downloaded, played, information cannot be found and game purchases can no longer be made.
It is observed that the blocking by Kominfo has targeted at least five platforms. Some of the platforms that have been blocked include the category of game platforms and distribution of popular games in the country, for the list as follows:
- Origin for the EA platform genre
- Counter Strike in game genre
- Game genre Dota in
- Steam as a game distribution platform
- Epic Games as a game distribution platform
The five digital platforms above have been blocked by Kominfo since Saturday, July 30, 2022 in the morning. This blocking was carried out because the digital platform had not yet registered with Kominfo after being sent a warning letter.
According to the Minister of Communication and Informatics Regulation Number 5 of 2020 concerning Electronic System Operators (PSE) for Private Scope, all digital platforms are obliged to register.
On Saturday, July 23, 2022, the Ministry of Communication and Information has sent a warning letter to Epic Games, Steam, Dota, Counter Strike and Origin. This was conveyed directly by the Director General of Aptika Kominfo, Samuel Abrijani Pangerapan.
According to Samuel, the number of days after the warning letter is issued is from Monday, July 25 to July 29, 2022. This warning letter is valid for five working days after the letter is sent.
“So we just sent it on the 23rd (July) Saturday, not a working day. That’s why it’s Friday now. Because we have to verify. So it was sent on July 23, so the takedown will be later (mid) evening,” Samuel said at a press conference held in Central Jakarta on Friday, July 29, 2022 afternoon.
The implementation of early blocking was actually carried out by Kominfo, and was carried out on Saturday, July 30, 2022 in the morning. This time has a difference of one day after the warning letter takes effect.