Media & Content
The world's struggle against the spread of fake news (or precisely: disinformation) has been ongoing for several years. Recently undoubtedly seen the world's biggest challenges so far in terms of overcoming the rise of post-truth politics. From rising societal tensions among ethnic fault lines, to the rising number of persecutions and hate-speech against political minorities, it has not become a rare sight to witness world's news headlines feature one of 2017 and 2018's most popular buzzwords: “hoax”, "fake news" and "disinformation". Civilians awareness growing increasingly about the danger that disinformation pose (including dangerous content such as intolerance, radicalism, extremism and terrorism), as both printed and digital media have continued to highlight the issue throughout the year, and the society is currently in the process of learning to become critical of the information that they receive through social media and messaging applications. However, these hopeful developments of digital literacy by multistakeholder should be evenly and massively spread throughout the nation, which is magnified by the collaborative support from multistakeholder. The government must also initiate strict legal implementation of the laws that prohibit the spread of hoax, disinformation and dangerous content with accountable approach.
Ministry of Communication and Information Technology of the Republic of Indonesia (MCIT)
Moderator / Facilitator: Marcella Zalianty (SIBERKREASI, Advisor)
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