Influencer, 22, arrested for ‘livestream masturbating’ to thousands of fans

An Indonesian woman authorities described as an influencer was arrested in Denpasar for alleged “pornographic action,” which police said involved live-streaming obscene acts on social media for money.

An influencer has been arrested for alleged "pornographic action," which police said involved live-streaming 'obscene' acts on social media for money.

The 22-year-old from Indonesia has reportedly been going live on a social media app called Mango Live for the last nine months.

Ketut Sukadi, Denpasar Police spokesman, said: "The profit she gained from the live job is approximately IDR30 million (US$2,104), every time she goes live she gets about IDR1.5 million (US$105)."

The woman was quickly arrested by authorities when they discovered she had been appearing naked in live streaming sessions and often masturbating, according to reports.

On an account named "Kuda Poni," meaning pony horse, thousands of followers would tune in for the illegal live shows – many of whom could be below the age limit to use the app, Coconuts reports.

The woman has been charged with a violation of articles under the 2008 Pornography Law and the Information and Electronic Transactions Act (UU ITE), which could carry a maximum sentence of 12 years in prison.

In other strange live stream news, the Chinese government wants to crack down on influencers drinking themselves unconscious on live stream.

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Binge drinking in front of an audience has become a huge viral trend in the country, particularly since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic with millions of people stuck at home.

Social media stars, some with millions of fans, will assemble a vast quantity of alcohol, switch on their webcams and start pounding back drinks until they vomit or pass out — while their audience cheers.

Some upload binge drinking live streams four or five times a week in a bid to maintain their fanbase and attract new followers.

Last year the authorities banned the wildly popular "mukbang" video genre, which saw bloggers stream themselves eating ridiculous amounts of food.

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