Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Emerging Media, and Social Science, ICEMSS 2018, 7-8 December 2018, Banyuwangi, Indonesia

Research Article

The Role of Female Activists in Establishing the Discourse of Anti-Hoax Movement as A Peace Movement

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.7-12-2018.2281778,
        author={Jumrana Jumrana and Partini Partini and Sri Peni Wastutiningsih},
        title={The Role of Female Activists in Establishing the Discourse of Anti-Hoax Movement as A Peace Movement},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Emerging Media, and Social Science, ICEMSS 2018, 7-8 December 2018, Banyuwangi, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICEMSS},
        year={2019},
        month={3},
        keywords={female activist anti-hoax movement social media social movement},
        doi={10.4108/eai.7-12-2018.2281778}
    }
    
  • Jumrana Jumrana
    Partini Partini
    Sri Peni Wastutiningsih
    Year: 2019
    The Role of Female Activists in Establishing the Discourse of Anti-Hoax Movement as A Peace Movement
    ICEMSS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.7-12-2018.2281778
Jumrana Jumrana1,*, Partini Partini2, Sri Peni Wastutiningsih2
  • 1: Universitas Halu Oleo
  • 2: Universitas Gadjah Mada
*Contact email: jumrana.s@gmail.com

Abstract

The development of information and communication technology has changed the approaches in performing a social movement. Technology has facilitated the activists to communicate and develop the strategy in conducting campaign on the internet especially on social media. As one of the social movements initiated through the social media, anti-hoax movement gains numerous responses from netizen. Anti-hoax movement is the resistance towards the spread of hoax in social media in which women were highly involved in it. This writing was aimed to describe the background diversity of female social activists and their involvement in fighting hoaxes in social media. The method used in this research was virtual study by performing participatory observation on several accounts of female activists who active in anti-hoax movement, conducting survey on 30 female activists, and online interview to 11 of them. The research findings have indicated that the social background female activists were varied and not only came from a certain social class. Anti-hoax female activists conduct the action through campaign, writing, and reviewing hoaxes, and sharing the fact checking results. This research provides the description regarding the role of female activists in establishing anti-hoax movement as a peace movement and managing the movement in social media through positive and constructive manners.