Sunday, 16 June 2019 | 11:51 WIB

News Hoax Negatively Impact Political Education


JAKARTA, NNC - The 2019 General Election provides a longer campaign duration Legislative Candidates, Political Parties and Presidential Candidates, which can be both positive and negative.

On the positive side, the length of the duration helps voters to better know the Legislative Candidates and Candidates for President and Vice President.

"The negative side is that hoaxes are circulating in the community through various media and information channels," said Head of the Laskar Merah Putih Regional Headquarters (LMP) H Agus Salim, Monday (1/28/2019).

Hoax can be categorized as a black campaign in order to provoke, incite, build people's opinions and motivations to achieve certain personal or group interests.

This, said Agus, has a negative impact on the process of political education in Indonesia in the form of concerns that the public would be apathetic in the next election.

"Therefore, efforts to eradicate and prevent hoaxes by stakeholders must receive full support from the community," said Agus.

The LMP also invites the public to support the Indonesian National Police which is trying to counteract the rampant fake news to safe guard the implementation of the 2019 Election.