Indonesia has shown that new communications tools can serve peace rather than spread conflict, writes Jim Della-Giacoma in The Interpreter.
From London to Jakarta, there have been accounts of how social media have been used to help encourage violence. In some ways, this is to be expected: people often fear new technologies, so stories of this sort play to receptive audiences. But now a conflict on the margins of the international datelines has shown how helpful these new communications tools can be in waging peace in fractious communities.
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