The Proceedings of the 4th International Conference of Social Science and Education, ICSSED 2020, August 4-5 2020, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Research Article

Hoax amidst The Covid-19 Pandemic

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.4-8-2020.2302399,
        author={B.  Setiawan and P.  Pawito and S.  Hastjarjo},
        title={Hoax amidst The Covid-19 Pandemic},
        proceedings={The Proceedings of the 4th International Conference of Social Science and Education, ICSSED 2020, August 4-5 2020, Yogyakarta, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICSSED},
        year={2020},
        month={11},
        keywords={social media covid-19 pandemic critical reasoning media ethics},
        doi={10.4108/eai.4-8-2020.2302399}
    }
    
  • B. Setiawan
    P. Pawito
    S. Hastjarjo
    Year: 2020
    Hoax amidst The Covid-19 Pandemic
    ICSSED
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.4-8-2020.2302399
B. Setiawan1,*, P. Pawito1, S. Hastjarjo1
  • 1: Department of Communication Science, Universitas Sebelas Maret Surakarta, Indonesia
*Contact email: bennisetiawan@student.uns.ac.id

Abstract

This paper aims to contribute and provide insight to the community related to the hoax phenomenon in the midst of a pandemic. Hoax needs to be prevented so that people get the right information and perform appropriate behavior amid the Covid-19 pandemic. This article employs a qualitative analytic approach by taking examples of the hoax on social media. The results of this study indicate that social media is a means of spreading hoax therefore being wise in utilizing media is required. Wise, ethical, critical reasoning and tabayun (clarifying) are the main attitudes to free from hoax problems. Preventing the growing hoax in the middle of a pandemic is required to save humanity.