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Digital Literacy to Counter Hoaxes

The dissemination of hoaxes/fake news and cyberbullying creates low civility in Indonesia’s cyberspace. Digital literacy needs to be promoted intensively.

Oleh
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A number of activists of the Anti-Defamation Society of Indonesian (Mafindo) carry pamphlets to remind the public about fake news or hoaxes along a pedestrian area during a car-free day in Jakarta, Sunday (12/2/2018). Coming into the regional elections cooling-off period, it is hoped that the people are not provoked by fake news or hoaxes.

The dissemination of hoaxes/fake news and cyberbullying creates low civility in Indonesia’s cyberspace. Digital literacy needs to be promoted intensively.

JAKARTA, KOMPAS—The low level of civility among Indonesians in cyberspace is recorded in Microsoft\'s annual research on internet user interaction titled the Digital Civility Index or DCI. The research was published in February 2021.

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