So Social Media Primary Sources Deployment Hoax

Indonesian Infocom Society released the survey on false information (hoax) that was rife in the country. From the results of the survey, social media known to be the main source of circulation hoax.

Survey process conducted online and involved 1,116 respondents. As many as 91.8 percent of respondents said news of the Social-Political, both related to local elections or the government, is the type most frequently encountered hoax, with the percentage in social media as much as 92.40 percent.


In addition, 62.8 percent of respondents admitted to frequently receive hoax of short messaging apps such as Line, WhatsApp or Telegram.

Other dissemination channels hoax website is 34.9 per cent, 8.7 per cent of television, print media 5 percent, 3.1 percent and radio email 1.2 percent. As many as 96 percent of respondents also thought to inhibit the development of a hoax.

"Hoax deliberately designed to influence public opinion and increasingly prevalent due to factors such as the stimulation of socio-political and racial. Hoax also arise because usually people like something that excited," said Chairman Mastel, Kristiono, when found in the area of Jakarta.

In the same survey also revealed 90.3 percent of respondents answered that the hoax is a deliberate hoax, 61.6 percent said the hoax was news that incites, 59 percent think hoax news is not accurate, and 14 percent considered a hoax, as a forecast or fictional news scientific.

In addition, 12 percent said the hoax was news to corner the government, 3 percent answered "I do not like the news," and only 0.6 respondents did not know about the hoax.

The vagueness of news sources make 83.2 percent of the respondents directly check the veracity of the news, and 15.9 percent simply delete and silence. Only 1 percent of respondents said the news straight forward.

From that data, Kristiono assess respondents already quite critical because they have been used to verify the news. "This would've been nice. Just how to prevent silent majority move into haters," he said.

Survey on outbreaks nationwide hoax involves respondents aged 25 to 40 years as much as 40 percent, over 40 years of 25.7 percent, 20 to 24 years of 18.4 percent, 16 to 19 years of 7.7 percent, and below 15 percent 0.4 percent. The survey took place during the 48 hours since February 7, 2017.

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