Proceedings of the 1st Padjadjaran Communication Conference Series, PCCS 2019, 9 October 2019, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia

Research Article

Poltical Culture and Virtual Democracy In Indonesia: The Campaign of President’s Election 2018-2019

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.9-10-2019.2291110,
        author={Suwandi  Sumartias and Rosnandar  Romli and FX. Ari Agung Prastowo and Dian Wardiana Sjuchro},
        title={Poltical Culture and Virtual Democracy In Indonesia: The Campaign of President’s Election 2018-2019},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st Padjadjaran Communication Conference Series, PCCS 2019, 9 October 2019, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={PCCS},
        year={2020},
        month={1},
        keywords={political culture virtual democracy},
        doi={10.4108/eai.9-10-2019.2291110}
    }
    
  • Suwandi Sumartias
    Rosnandar Romli
    FX. Ari Agung Prastowo
    Dian Wardiana Sjuchro
    Year: 2020
    Poltical Culture and Virtual Democracy In Indonesia: The Campaign of President’s Election 2018-2019
    PCCS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.9-10-2019.2291110
Suwandi Sumartias1,*, Rosnandar Romli1, FX. Ari Agung Prastowo1, Dian Wardiana Sjuchro1
  • 1: Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia
*Contact email: suwandi.sumartias@unpad.ac.id

Abstract

The euphoria of democracy in the direct elections of the 2019 RI president, two presidential candidates Joko Widodo and Prabowo Subianto, campaigned from 23 September 2018 to 13 April 2019. Social media, especially Twitter, became a very massive campaign media. Through the Virtual Ethnographic as research method, the research show: the existence of a new political culture of netizens; freedom of expression of netizens is very free, even goes beyond the limits of social ethics, common sense and very emotional; the polarization of support strengthened between the haters and lovers of the presidential candidate supporters. Recommendations, there are need for education and democratic literacy for netizens to be more responsible and ethical in speaking on social media.