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Observer: Video of President Jokowi speaking Mandarin is just a hoax!

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A video recording featuring artificial intelligence (AI) showing President Joko Widodo speaking in Mandarin has become the center of public attention. The video has raised discussions and concerns regarding the potential spread of false information that could influence public views.

Political communication expert from Pelita Harapan University (UPH), Emrus Sihombing, reminded the public to always be wise and alert when using social media and not to be easily influenced by content that contains elements of hatred.

He also reminded that ahead of the 2024 election there will be a lot of hoax news that will corner one party and the public is advised to remain vigilant.

“The public must increase vigilance because the circulation of hoax content is considered quite massive recently,” said Emrus Sihombing.

“especially approaching the momentum of the 2024 Election.” continued Emrus.

Emrus is not sure about the originality of President Jokowi’s video using Mandarin circulating on social media. Emrus emphasized that the authenticity of the video regarding President Joko Widodo using Mandarin is not real but just a fabrication.

“The video of President Jokowi’s speech using Mandarin that is circulating on social media is just a fabrication.” he said.

Emrus also urged Kominfo to immediately take down various hoax videos that could give rise to perceptions of hatred. Emrus also asked the Ministry of Communication and Information to explain to the public the video of President Jokowi’s speech which appears to be in Mandarin.

“The Ministry of Communication and Information must immediately take down the video of President Jokowi using Mandarin because it is not like the original,” he said.

“The Ministry of Communication and Information must massively explain the video of President Jokowi’s speech to the public space, which appears to be spoken in Mandarin. “In fact, ideally, a foreign language delivered orally should also be accompanied by written text or running text as well,” continued Emrus.

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