Jakarta (ANTARA) - Minister of Communication and Information Budi Arie Setiadi said that telecommunication networks and digital spaces in Indonesia would remain secure on the day of the 2024 General Elections on February 14.

"We have coordinated and communicated with all cellular operators to focus their efforts during voting and vote counting, as this concerns communication lines," he stated at Polling Station 001 Senayan in Jakarta on Wednesday.

The Ministry of Communication and Information has also prepared network support through BAKTI Kominfo, especially in the frontier, underdeveloped, and outermost areas, to ensure that the process of sending vote results can run smoothly.

In terms of digital security, he stated that during the elections, hoaxes related to the festival of democracy had been handled well due to cyber patrols conducted by the ministry.

"We have taken down all the hoaxes, and in fact, we have 24-hour cyber patrols. We have taken down so many that we will publish the report after the election," Setiadi revealed.

During the general elections, the ministry also continues to provide outreach regarding the peaceful election campaign so that the public can maintain a conducive atmosphere both in the digital space and in reality.

Indonesia held the general elections on Wednesday, February 14, with around 204.8 million voters expected to elect a president and vice president, as well as members of the House of Representatives (DPR), Regional Representatives Council (DPD), and Regional Legislative Councils (DPRD) at the province, city, and district levels.

The General Elections Commission (KPU) will recap votes from all over the country until March 20.

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