Saturday, 25 May 2019 | 10:49 WIB

SMSI as the Right Alternative for Public to Combat Hoax

Gun Gun Siswadi, expert Minister staff on Communication and Mass Media Dr Gun Gun Siswadi, when reading the speech of Minister of Communication and Information Rudiantara

SURABAYA, NETRALNEWS.COM – Gun Gun Siswadi, expert Minister staff on Communication and Mass Media Dr Gun Gun Siswadi, when reading the speech of Minister of Communication and Information Rudiantara, says the goal of irresponsible people in spreading hoax is to trigger the Indonesian people to get into a panicked mood. The hoax maker’s goal is to spread hoax news. This becomes a challenge of democracy in the media

Rudiantara said the challenge of democracy in cyberspace must be faced, and SMSI will provide an alternative and advantages for the public, as read by Dr Gun Gun when giving speech at at the national meeting of SMSI in Surabaya on Wednesday (7/26).

"The challenges are getting bigger, and one of the challenges are how to integrate online media," said Rudiantara.

The minister says Indonesia is currently in a swirl of globalization and unpredictability, and even considered a turbulent condition.

War between countries, violence within the state. Indonesia as a plural nation, a very high latent vulnerability. Social potential, communal and threat of splitting. Are you ready for Indonesia?

One pillar is important according to Rudiantara, which is media as a liaison, the window for the public to get information in a fast time.

The rise of the internet added Rudiantara due to the increasing use of gadgets and there has been a shift platform. APJII data mention the number of internet users in Indonesia as much as 132.7 million people. Indonesia, the third largest social user in the world. Jakarta itself according to the data is the top city media twitter in the world.

Hence the great challenge and media in Indonesia is being transformed from conventional media into digital media. This I think should be pushed forward.

Internet said Rudiantara became the number one transmitter of information and messages in Indonesia. Utilization of the platform has led to gathering and sharing of information. Strength, speed tell the news. Therefore the presence of SMSI is something positive in building professional culprit.

Rudiantara said, the platform must stand on the norms and ethics that apply in the community. Cyber media will be an alternative to millennia generation, the largest generation of our market share.

Technological developments he said it's necessity. The perpetrators must be professional so that the nation's character development will be more realized and the creation of civil society.

In the future added Rudiantara, the Ministry of Communication and Information will be conducting literacy and education to the public, and has the authority to make the selection of which information is consumed which is not.