Fake news and disinformation are prevalent in coverage of Indonesian-ruled West Papua.
That's according to both Indonesia's government and journalists who cover the region where a conflict over Papuan independence aims has simmered for decades.
This week a virtual panel was held regarding the flow of information about Papua region called 'Understanding Information About the Land of Papua'.
Representing Jakarta was a senior official from Indonesia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sade Bimantara.
He said there is a problem with dis-information about West Papua which is spreading together like a virus, although he identifies it as coming from those leading the Papuan independence movement.