Wednesday, 22 May 2019 | 05:36 WIB

House Chairman Urges Indonesian Millennials to Combat Hoax and Hate Speech

Bambang Soesatyo, Chairperson of the Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR) (netralnews)

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - The Indonesian National Police (Polri), General Election Commission (KPU), and the Indonesian Ministry of Communication and Information Technology held a National Seminar titled 'Combating Hoax to Create a 2019 Election that is Safe, Calm, and Peacefulon Social Media' at Balai Kartini, Jakarta, Thursday (03/28/2019).

The seminar, which was attended by hundreds of students, social media activists and influencers, was held with the aim of socializing the use of social media intelligently, wisely, and carefully by presenting competent and credible experts in their fields.

Bambang Soesatyo, Chairperson of the House of Representatives (DPR), as the main speaker at the event, hoped that the younger generation would become the spearhead in disseminating the objectives of this event.

"Hopefully, the Polri will invite you (the younger generation) because it is expected to be the spearhead of a very effective society, embracing all of you for socialization among millennials. The youtuber are present, as soon as possible. this event, "Bamsoet said in his speech.

On this occasion, the Golkar politician also advised the younger generation to take part in creating a smooth and peaceful 2019 Election, one of them by participating in eradicating hoaxes, slander and hate speech.

"In addition to having to be active as voters, we must also be able to be part of an open, objective, informative and educative political community, especially for young people who are rich in creativity," Bamsoet said.

"The role of all the nation's children in creating the 2019 Election which is smooth and peaceful is very large. Use the creativity that is owned to eradicate false news and utterances of hatred," he concluded.