Liputan6.com, Jakarta – Online gambling sites have once again sparked controversy as several Mobile Legends game streamers were caught promoting these platforms during their live streams.
The Ministry of Communications and Information (Kemkominfo) has been actively taking action to block and delete online gambling sites in recent times. Since 2018, Kemkominfo has already dealt with over 3.7 million instances of negative content on the internet, including on websites and social media.
Despite being banned by the government, online gambling organizers have found ways to promote their illicit activities to various parties. The issue of Mobile Legends streamers receiving donations from online gambling sites has gained widespread attention. The X @PartaiSocmed account brought this matter to light.
On social media, @PartaiSocmed shared a tweet from netizen @Krpko (Kurapiko) discussing how Mobile Legends YouTubers, apart from celebrities, also promote online gambling. The tweet included a video clip featuring game streamer Marsha Ozawa, whose real name is Steven Kurniawan, expressing delight after receiving a IDR 50 million donation from the Pptot0 account.
This revelation has sparked concerns not only about Marsha but also about other game streamers like Ihsan “Luminaire” Besari Kusudana and Isaiah “RRQ online gambling.
“@DivHumas_Polri and @CCICPolri, can this YouTuber or donor be arrested?” @PartaiSocmed questioned.
1. What are online gambling sites?
Online gambling sites are platforms that offer various forms of gambling activities, such as casino games, sports betting, and poker, through the internet.
2. Why have online gambling sites attracted attention?
Online gambling sites have attracted attention due to the potential for addiction, money laundering, and illegal activities associated with these platforms. They have also faced scrutiny from regulatory bodies and governments worldwide.
3. What actions has the Ministry of Communications and Information taken regarding online gambling sites?
The Ministry of Communications and Information has actively worked to block and delete online gambling sites. They have handled over 3.7 million instances of negative content related to online gambling since 2018.
4. What is the concern about Mobile Legends streamers promoting online gambling sites?
The concern arises from the fact that these streamers have a substantial following, including young audiences who are susceptible to influence. The promotion of online gambling sites by streamers normalizes and legitimizes these activities, potentially leading to harmful consequences for their viewers.
5. Can YouTubers or donors promoting online gambling be arrested?
It is a question of legal jurisdiction and whether these activities violate specific laws in the respective country. The decision to arrest individuals promoting online gambling ultimately rests with law enforcement agencies and relevant authorities.