Expert advice to make society immune to hoaxes: be a critical netizen, validate information before it is distributed

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AMPONTOONS.COM, JAKARTA – Digital literacy webinar activity was held on Friday, May 5, 2023 with the theme “Immune to Hoaxes: Let’s Become Critical Netizen!” in Bali, Nusa Tenggara and surrounding areas.

The webinar features a number of speakers including social media influencers discussing the emergence of social media and its impact.

One of them is Wayan Adi Karnawa, ICT Volunteer Public Communication Sector of Bali Province, who said that the Internet is a source of quick information, but there are also many side effects that can result from this content.

“A lot of fake news and hate speech is circulating in the cyberspace, which has the potential to cause divisions. Increase your knowledge to become a smart netizen, validate information before spreading it, be wise in social media, don’t believe everything easily you get from the internet,” he said as quoted on Saturday (6/5/2023).

Meanwhile, Nurliya Ni’matul Rohmah, champion of NTB Healthy Internet, said that digital security is a process of ensuring that the use of digital services works in a safe way, especially the protection of personal data.

“The current number of scam actions require us to be vigilant in using the internet by increasing our digital skills/competence,” he said.

He advised netizens not to be clueless and know the features of the device.

The more our digital skills increase, the greater the protection of our digital data, change your passwords regularly, activate 2F security, do not click easily on suspicious links.

“We alone are responsible for protecting the identity of personal data, do not let your guard down,” he added.

On the same occasion, the influencer Rivani Bistolen discussed ethics on social media.

Just like life and interactions in the real world, ethics in cyberspace also needs an ethics which is called NETIKA or ethical network.

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Its lack will bring out many negative effects that can occur as a result of the impact of the Internet, including: bullying, hate speech and so on.

“Things like this need to be avoided by applying netiquette, especially in relation to sexual acts in the digital space. Internet etiquette: pretty much the same as ethics, but etiquette is used when interacting with other people on the internet,” he said. stated.

For your information, this webinar is the result of the collaboration between the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (Kemenkominfo) together with the National Digital Literacy Movement (GNLD) Cybercreation in order to raise the digital literacy level of 50 million Indonesians in the 2024 to Indonesia # MakinCakapDigital

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