Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Community Development (ICCD 2019)

Twitter: Among Humor, Religious, and Political Issues in Indonesia

Authors
Akhmad Zakky, Asrori Mukhtarom, Priyo Susilo
Corresponding Author
Akhmad Zakky
Available Online October 2019.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iccd-19.2019.13How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Twitter, humor, political issue, religious issue.
Abstract
This research investigates the use of social media, particularly Twitter, as a part of the conversations of Indonesians in the virtual world. The roles of the @MuhammadiyahGL and @NUgarislucu accounts will be seen as objects that play a significant role in responding to political and religious issues on Twitter. As we know, Islamic community organizations, such as Muhammadiyah and Nahdhatul Ulama, are considered to have strategic roles, both in political and religious issues. This situation is increasingly relevant when in 2019, Indonesia has just completed a presidential election. The process of political contestation has now involved social media as a campaign tool, including the presidential election itself. This research shows how the @MuhammadiyahGL and @Nugarislucu Twitter accounts respond to political and religious issues in Indonesia in a comical way. In this way, both accounts are indirectly reducing the tension that occurs in Indonesian society triggered by political and religious issues.
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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Community Development (ICCD 2019)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
October 2019
ISBN
978-94-6252-803-1
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iccd-19.2019.13How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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