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Google, Meta Bow to Sweeping Taxes, Content Curbs in Indonesia

  • Tech giants agree to comply with regulations to avoid banning
  • Spotify, TikTok also among those registering to keep operating

Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Meta Platforms Inc.’s Facebook have submitted to Indonesian regulations that grant Jakarta sweeping powers to shut down content it deems undesirable and tax digital sales.

The US giants were among the last of several internet media platforms that submitted official business registrations in Indonesia, effectively endorsing the new rules. Netflix Inc., Spotify Technology SA, Meta Platforms’ Instagram and ByteDance Ltd.-owned TikTok have also registered, according to Indonesia’s information ministry.