Main Program | Weapons of Mass Distortion



 
25 Oct 2019 14:30 - 15:30
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Taman Baca. Festival Hub, Jl. Raya Sanggingan (Google Maps)
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Indonesia has 150 million internet users and 800,000 hoax-distributing websites, according to the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology. In a system swimming with fake news, what is the relationship between rising social media use and increasing religious conservatism? How is social media being manipulated for political gain? Join our panel as they unravel these weapons of mass distortion.

Indonesia memiliki 150 juta pengguna internet dan 800,000 situs web yang menyebarkan berita bohong, menurut Kementerian Komunikasi dan Teknologi Informasi. Dalam sebuah sistem yang dipenuhi dengan berita palsu, apakah hubungan antara meningkatnya penggunaan media sosial dan meningkatnya konservatisme agama? Bagaimana media sosial dimanipulasi untuk kepentingan politik? Bergabunglah dengan panelis kami saat mereka mengungkap senjata-senjata di balik penyimpangan masif tersebut.

Featuring

Stanley Widianto

Stanley Widianto is an Indonesian writer and journalist whose work concentrates on politics, culture, and how they sometimes intersect. His work has been published in The New York Times, The …


Erin Cook

Erin Cook is a journalist and analyst based in Southeast Asia with a strong focus on the Philippines and Indonesia. She is a co-host of the Indonesia dan Lain-Lain podcast …


Famega Syavira Putri

Famega Syavira Putri is a writer and journalist for BBC Indonesia. In 2017, she traveled 23,181 km solo by land from Indonesia to Africa, through 18 countries and 44 cities. …


Nirwan Dewanto

Nirwan Dewanto is a poet, essayist, editor and curator renowned in Indonesia’s literary circles for his critical stance toward nationalist-populist sentiment in literary works. He is a two-time winner of …


Andreas Harsono

Andreas Harsono has covered Indonesia for Human Rights Watch since 2008. He has reported for The Jakarta Post, Bangkok’s Nation and Kuala Lumpur’s Star, and edited Pantau, a magazine on …



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