Role of Public Relations to Prevent Hoaxes
Case Study of Instagram @Kemenkominfo
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- Role of public relations, hoax, COVID-19, Instagram
Public anxiety began when the world was shocked by the emergence of a new virus in December 2019 called Corona Virus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) or the coronavirus, resulting in curiosity about data and information regarding government administration. This condition makes people compete to find information about the coronavirus which is followed by many hoaxes spreading through social media. In line with public unrest about the circulation of hoaxes on social media, one government agency that uses social media to follow the development pattern of digital era communication is the Ministry of Communication and Informatics (Ministry of Communication and Information). The social media Instagram @Kemenkominfo, which is used as the public relations role of the Ministry of Communication and Information, seeks to continue to actively spread information amid the coronavirus pandemic through its social media platforms in order to minimize the circulation of hoaxes. The formulation of the problem in this study is to determine the role of the Ministry of Communication and Informatics’ public relations in minimizing the hoax issue circulating on Instagram social media and the obstacles faced in minimizing the hoax issue. This research uses a qualitative approach with a case study method. The case study was conducted on Instagram @Kemenkominfo. Data collection was carried out by interviewing the Communication and Informatics Public Relations Online Media and the Ministry of Communication and Information’s AIS (Automatic Identification System) Team, as well as observing instant messages in the form of voice messages and phone calls via the Whatsapp application. The results of this study indicate that the Public Relations of the Ministry of Communication and Information has carried out four public relations roles, namely as a communicator, building relationships, as backup management, and forming a corporate image during the coronavirus pandemic.
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TY - CONF AU - Moehammad Gafar Yoedtadi AU - Amrita Adina PY - 2021 DA - 2021/08/08 TI - Role of Public Relations to Prevent Hoaxes BT - Proceedings of the International Conference on Economics, Business, Social, and Humanities (ICEBSH 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 679 EP - 684 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210805.107 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.210805.107 ID - Yoedtadi2021 ER -