Beware of the Spread of Hoaxes from Papuan Separatist Groups that Trigger Division
All elements of society must be able to continue to increase their own vigilance over the spread of hoaxes that continue to circulate , in particular who came from the Papuan separatist group about how the security situation in Bumi Cenderawasih was because it was very capable of triggering divisions .
Currently , the community has a major role in preventing the spread of fake news or hoaxes circulating . Not without reason , the article is because the community itself is the ultimate goal or estuary for the spread of hoaxes to be produced .
So , if the people themselves then have quite a lot of knowledge and are also equipped with critical power , then there is a possibility that hoaxes circulating will not be able to cause many prolonged polemics in the public , even to the point of causing split .
In fact , historical facts show that the existence of fake news or hoaxes alone is capable of killing thousands of people, it can also cause wars , genocide to a conflict that causes division in a nation .
One concrete example of how dangerous the spread of hoaxes is and can claim thousands of lives is World War II , which was the result of fake news circulating .
Then , the development of hoax production itself is currently experiencing very fast development . _ _ This development and speed cannot be denied because it is also triggered by developments in information technology . However, with the development of information and technology , it will but not accompanied by literacy readiness owned by the community . _
Indonesia itself is one of the developing countries , in which information technology has become one of the bases for development in many sectors , including the development of hoaxes , the spread and development of hoaxes that occur between people who have easy access to various types of information on the internet. various mediums.
Of course, this will be greatly utilized by certain groups who really want to be able to divide the integrity of the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia (NKRI).
One of these groups is the Papua Separatist and Terrorist Group (KST) . they not only make efforts to make tetots and continue to spread threats and fear to the public , but it turns out that they also continue to make fake news or hoaxes .
Regarding this matter , one of the Papuan Young Leaders , Ali Kabiay believes that the Spokesman ( Spokesperson ) from KST Papua or the West Papua National Liberation Army ( TPNB ) , Sebby Sambom , indeed often issues a number of false or hoax statements , mainly related to what is the security situation in Papua . _
It ‘s not just a hoax , but actually Sebby Sambom himself does n’t live in Papua, so logically it ‘s impossible for him to know what the real condition of the security situation is in Bumi Cenderawasih .
The spokesperson from KST Papua instead continued to speak and continued to encourage violence to be carried out by TPNPB in Papua. therefore , according to Ali Kabiay , all Papuan people must be able to very carefully observe every narrative that Sebby throws out . _
This is because it is very clear that many of the narratives put forward by Sebby contain invitations to kill security forces and innocent civilians . _ So that this is clearly barbaric and cruel behavior . _ _ _
One example of a hoax made by Sebby , is regarding the shooting of the Trigana Air plane when they were taking off from Nop Goliat Dekay Airport , Yahukimo on March 11 , 2023 . Even though it is very clear that it was the one who shot the plane it is a group from Sebby himself .
However , it was as if Sebby was actually accusing the TNI and Polri of the shooting . Then , a young Papuan figure , Ali Kabiay emphasized that Sebby Sambom would no longer deceive the Papuan people because he had concrete evidence in the form of recordings from the TPNPB OPM group . Yahukimo .
Ali gave instructions that in the recording they had acknowledged the TPNPB who shot the Trigana Air plane when it departed from Nop Goliat Dekay Yahukimo Airport .
Meanwhile , there was also a hoax spread by KST Papua, namely when the joint team from the TNI and Polri carried out their duties to protect the community and ensure that development could run well and in the process of searching for the Susi Air pilot, but there was a hoax that deliberately twisted and slandered that it was as if the TNI and Polri were conducting sweeps .
Of course the various hoaxes that have been created and disseminated by KST Papua have really sparked divisions in the Unitary Republic of Indonesia and have continued to make people uncomfortable and suspicious of each other . Therefore , the people themselves must also continue to be aware of hoaxes _ improve literacy and critical thinking when receiving sources of information . _
)* The author is a Papuan student living in Jakarta