Democracy in Post-Truth Era: The Public Sphere Practice in Indonesian Presidential Election, 2019
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- post-truth, social media, public sphere, democracy in Indonesia, President Election
Recently, the practice of public sphere on social media has existed as the distinguishing reality in the post-truth era. Many dynamics of political life and society in this era illustrate that emotional attractiveness is more influential in shaping public opinion than facts, the existing reality. The reality and truth disappear due to the emotion of an interest from party and some group affiliations. Also information on the internet makes it accessible to the public. Democracy in Indonesia now can be considered running properly. The election held every 5 years indicates that the condition of democracy is fine or even better. Wisely, there are a lot of pros and cons cases happening in Indonesia each time election is held, for example in the 2019 election. This study tries to find out how the practice of public sphere on social media is in the post-truth era particularly in the presidential election, 2019. The method used here is mix-method: quantitative through social media observation and then followed with a qualitative method to get deeply on the social aspects of the public sphere. The case chosen is the moment of the 2019 Indonesian presidential election and reviewed from existing relevant social media, the candidate’s social media. Finally, this research found that the practice of public sphere on social media in the post-truth era show some perspectives and the truth according to each party and agent.
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TY - CONF AU - Juan Malik Frederick Turpyn AU - Muchammad Nasucha PY - 2020 DA - 2020/12/21 TI - Democracy in Post-Truth Era: The Public Sphere Practice in Indonesian Presidential Election, 2019 BT - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Social and Political Sciences (ICOSAPS 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 389 EP - 396 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201219.059 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201219.059 ID - Turpyn2020 ER -