Indonesia steps up internet obscenity purge following threat to block WhatsApp

Indonesia said on Tuesday it will summon executives of messaging services and search engines, including Google, to demand they remove obscene content, but dropped a threat to block WhatsApp Messenger after a certain image format was taken off the service.
The internet is already partly censored in Indonesia, but the latest steps mark an escalation against a background of growing conservatism in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation.
“We will call all providers, including…