Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Business, Law And Pedagogy, ICBLP 2019, 13-15 February 2019, Sidoarjo, Indonesia

Research Article

Reading and Sharing WhatsApp Forwarded Messages

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.13-2-2019.2286093,
        author={Wahid  Hasim and Muhammad Taufik Hidayat and Amir  Hamzah and Nuraeni  Nuraeni},
        title={Reading and Sharing WhatsApp Forwarded Messages},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Business, Law And Pedagogy, ICBLP 2019, 13-15 February 2019, Sidoarjo, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICBLP},
        year={2019},
        month={10},
        keywords={technological development information exchange forwarded messages},
        doi={10.4108/eai.13-2-2019.2286093}
    }
    
  • Wahid Hasim
    Muhammad Taufik Hidayat
    Amir Hamzah
    Nuraeni Nuraeni
    Year: 2019
    Reading and Sharing WhatsApp Forwarded Messages
    ICBLP
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.13-2-2019.2286093
Wahid Hasim1,*, Muhammad Taufik Hidayat1, Amir Hamzah1, Nuraeni Nuraeni1
  • 1: Institut Pendidikan Indonesia
*Contact email: wahidhasim2807@gmail.com

Abstract

WhatApps is the social media platform with enormous users. In WhatsApp, the user can share and get various information from friends or groups. However, there are many messages that cannot be confirmed factually. Many people just believe that forwarded messages or messages or information without rethinking the reliability of the information. Most of these come from an unreliable source and comes along with misinterpretations and misinformation. Concerned with the fact, this research is aimed to analyze people awareness in reading and sharing forwarded WhatsApp messages. The participant of this research is fifty participants from various social background. The result found most WhatsApp user tend to ignore the validity of the information and impatiently share what they read from the message. However, there are some others who critically read the text before sharing and forwarding it. The result of this study is expected to stimulate more law enforcement in dealing and filtering information shared by the community.