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Rebranded Twitter ‘X’ domain temporarily banned by Indonesia

Utkarsh Classes Last Updated 20-02-2024
Rebranded Twitter ‘X’ domain temporarily banned by Indonesia Economy 3 min read

The Indonesian government has temporarily banned Elon Musk owned social media giant Twitter’s new X.com domain under the provision of its gambling and porn laws. According to the Indonesian government the site has been temporarily banned as the domain had been previously used by sites that did not adhere to the country's strict laws against pornography and gambling.

  • A domain is the address of a specific website. It’s the unique name that appears after the @ sign in email addresses, and after www. in web addresses. It is typed into a web browser like google to access a specific website.

  • In July 2023, Elon Musk announced the rebranding of Twitter and replaced its iconic blue bird logo to X. The company intends to gradually replace the Twitter name with X. 

  • ‘Tweets’ will  be replaced and posts will be called "x's".

  • This is part of the overall strategy of Elon Musk to transform Twitter from a simple micro blogging site to an everything app which will be focussed on providing Audio, Video, Messaging, Payment/Banking services. 

  • In October 2022 Elon Musk company X Corp bought the Twitter Inc. company for $44 billion which owned the Twitter brand. 

  • Elon Musk is a South African born American entrepreneur who has  founded SpaceX company and co-founded the payment company PayPal. He also owns the electric car  manufacturing company Tesla.  

About Indonesia 

Indonesia is the world's largest archipelago country with over 1700 islands. 

The South-East Asian country is located in the Indian and the Pacific Oceans.

It was earlier known as Dutch East Indies and it gained its Independence from the Netherlands in 1945.

It is the world's largest Muslim population country in the world.

Capital : Jakarta 

Currency : Indonesian Rupiah 

President : Joko Widodo

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