Degradation of Democratic Value Due to Digital Technology Simulacra in The Post Truth Era
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- Superficial Values of Democracy, Digital Technology, Post Truth.
Jean Baudrillard through Simulation (1983) makes a thought block that predicts that reality is ultimately dead. The 'new world' that Baudrillard calls the 'Simulacra Galaxy', has engulfed all aspects of life including democracy. Dialectics on democracy which provides an opportunity for every child of the nation to freely express opinions, actually leads to freedom which crashes into the boundaries of the human rights of fellow citizens. Secretly the primordialism of religion, class, ethnicity, regionalism, and all exclusive social groupings reawakened with the liberal political process which since the reforms has emerged as a new fetter that limits the national life. Regional autonomy that is increasingly liberal-scented federation is increasingly strengthening the barriers to the new primordial revitalism. Dictation of the threat of "independence" and "referendum" which erupted in one or two regions during the 2019 election process which tends to harden, shows how short the reasoning of some of the nation's children in this country. Democracy finally experiences siltation which at this stage is no more than a textual narrative and is separated from its context. Democracy actually brings up simplification which reduces the details of various things that envelop the complexity of the post truth reality in it. Various debates are presented through television, mass media and even the rise of hoaxes through social media based on digital technology, which in Baudrillard's view is a field that conditions the general public to draw all their attention and concentration into an area like a black hole. He called it the Simulacra, that is, existing reality is virtual reality, artificial reality, artificial reality (hyper-reality). Finally, the contestation of democracy that upholds the values of civilization and humanitarian values is submerged in the rise of the digital world full of shallow truths (post truth) due to the monofaset's purification of democracy.
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TY - CONF AU - Bambang Santoso AU - Harjono AU - Muhammad Rustamaji PY - 2019/10 DA - 2019/10 TI - Degradation of Democratic Value Due to Digital Technology Simulacra in The Post Truth Era BT - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Globalization of Law and Local Wisdom (ICGLOW 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 370 EP - 375 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icglow-19.2019.90 DO - 10.2991/icglow-19.2019.90 ID - Santoso2019/10 ER -