Such apps are not supposed to be used for solicitation or illegal activities, but criminals are heedless to such terms.
A couple of weeks ago, while dining with a friend in Jakarta’s Chinatown district of Glodok, he jabbed excitedly at his phone, declaring he had hit the mother lode of We Chat.
After paying the deposit, the man gets nothing except a lesson to think with his brain instead.
Others learn lessons in the importance of safe sex.
"I know Neil is innocent, he knows he is innocent," Ms Bantleman told Foreign Correspondent."The injustice is massive but that doesn't mean it's insurmountable, and so we'll just keep climbing and fighting for a long as it takes."Canadian media have reported that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is working with Indonesian officials to try and have Bantleman freed.
Images are often fake, or filters can transform frightening faces into flawless beauties. If you’re coincidentally near a red light district, you might think nearly all We Chat users are sex workers or people purchasing physical intimacy.
Nearly all of the ‘women’ on We Chat that night in the Glodok and Mangga Besar area were offering ‘massage’ services.
Charges started at Rp.200,000 for a ‘family massage’ (a euphemism for non-sexual service), while others were offering ‘massage with finish’ and ‘sex’ for Rp.300,000 and upward. But don’t make the mistake of thinking the women are freelancers or even women.
In 2016, she decided it was the right way forward to work with the ABC's Foreign Correspondent program to tell the story of her jailed husband.
"It's no longer a marathon, it's an ultra-marathon," Ms Bantleman said at the time.