Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Social and Political Sciences (ICOSAPS 2020)

Democracy in Post-Truth Era: The Public Sphere Practice in Indonesian Presidential Election, 2019

Authors
Juan Malik Frederick Turpyn, Muchammad Nasucha
Corresponding Author
Juan Malik Frederick Turpyn
Available Online 21 December 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201219.059How to use a DOI?
Keywords
post-truth, social media, public sphere, democracy in Indonesia, President Election
Abstract

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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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Social and Political Sciences (ICOSAPS 2020)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
21 December 2020
ISBN
978-94-6239-306-6
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201219.059How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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