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    Demiz: Lack of Public Confidence Triggers Hoax News

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    BANDUNG-The emergence of false or hoax news circulating in social media is triggered by the lack of public confidence in the mass media.

    This was expressed by Vice Governor of West Java, Deddy Mizwar when opening seminar on Hoax anticipation in simultaneous elections 2018 in West Java and Test Competence Journalist (UKW) in Bandung, Tuesday (04/12/2017)

    Deddy Mizwar reveals, nowadays people need factual information coming from credible sources but the existence of few mainstream media sometimes shows the alignment and even cornering certain parties.

    This causes the public to search for other media that are not necessarily credible and even search for individual information. Or make their own news so that the term citizen journalism is growing presence.

    "Now people prefer to find news on social media compared to other mainstream media," said Deddy Mizwar.

    Demiz greeting Vice Governor of West Java Deddy Mizwar said, based on the results of a survey conducted by the University of Indonesia showed the use of internet in the homeland include for networking 87.4 percent, browsing 68.7 percent, chating (59.9 percent) and news search (20.3 percent).

    Unfortunately, continued Demiz, social media began to contaminated hoax news that presents lies, slander, character assassinations with rough language and sarcastic.

    Therefore, people are encouraged to be selective by filtering information and not directly disseminating news that is not necessarily true.

    "Society to always select information amid massive circulation of hoax news in social media with indirectly disseminate but must be searched first truth," he concluded. (MAT)

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