Proceedings of the 19th Annual International Conference on Islamic Studies, AICIS 2019, 1-4 October 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia

Research Article

Hoax, “Image-Building”, and Democracy in Aceh

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.1-10-2019.2291741,
        author={A  Manan and R S Putra},
        title={Hoax, “Image-Building”, and Democracy in Aceh	},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 19th Annual International Conference on Islamic Studies, AICIS 2019, 1-4 October 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={AICIS},
        year={2020},
        month={2},
        keywords={hoax democracy aceh},
        doi={10.4108/eai.1-10-2019.2291741}
    }
    
  • A Manan
    R S Putra
    Year: 2020
    Hoax, “Image-Building”, and Democracy in Aceh
    AICIS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.1-10-2019.2291741
A Manan1,*, R S Putra1
  • 1: Universitas Islam Negeri (UIN) Ar-Raniry Banda Aceh
*Contact email: abdul.manan@ar-raniry.ac.id

Abstract

Hoax is universally defined as fake information, deceived news or, twisted or “made up” facts used for both “gag” and serious matters. The purpose of this study is to examine the “hoax” and its implications toward democracy and development in Aceh. This research uses a socio-phenomenological approach by applying three different techniques of data collection: observation, interviews, and documents. This study revealed that hoax is one form of information created by few individuals to purposively influence their political opponents which then may cause a disturbance, panic and massive fear. Hoax information has been well and purposively designed and made up before it was spread, so as if the information is seemingly true. Hence, it has caused restlessness among the Acehneses and eventually resulted in a panic attack in Democratic Party 2019. The rumor and issue have been a binding part of the Acehnese society, disturbing the democracy and disunity in the society. The issue related to religion is viewed as an effective and advantageous factor to promote conflicts.