iMAP Indonesia 2023 Internet Censorship Report

Resource Type:
Research Reports, Working Paper

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Key Findings

The three categories with the highest rate of blocked or likely blocked websites are Pornography, Gambling, and Provocative Attire. There are also a significant number of blockings in the LGBT, Terrorism and Military, and Hate Speech categories. 

Based on a rough comparison with the confirmed blockings found last year, a few blockings were newly detected this year, including (a cryptocurrency website),,, and 

In terms of method of blocking, the ISPs either implemented HTTP or DNS blocking based on the government block list, i.e., TrustPositif. The study also found that about 20% of the confirmed blockings were not detected on the block list, but this may be due to various reasons.

Versions of the full report can be downloaded at the links below


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