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Indonesian Communicologist Reminds People Not to Be Easily Influenced by Hoaxes


JAKARTA – Indonesian communicator Emrus Sihombing reminded the public to be alert and not be easily influenced by hoax content circulating on social media. This was conveyed after the circulation of a video of President Joko Widodo’s speech in Mandarin.

“The public must increase vigilance because the circulation of hoax content is considered quite massive recently, especially approaching the momentum of the 2024 election.” Emrus said

“The video that narrates that President Joko Widodo gave a speech using Mandarin is clearly a hoax to lead to negative opinions that President Joko Widodo is bringing China’s interests to Indonesia,” continued Emrus

Previously, a fake video circulated on social media showing President Joko Widodo giving a speech in Mandarin. From the search results, it was found that the video was an edit using Artificial Intelligence of the video of President Joko Widodo’s speech in 2015 at the Gala Dinner in the United States.

“The public must be very alert and increase their understanding of checking and reviewing information whose origins are unclear because it is very dangerous for national stability,” concluded Emrus

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