Hoaxes: Attacking all Netizen and Putting Women as the Most Vulnerable Group
Survey on Netizen’s Responses to Hoaxes in Gianyar Bali
- 10.2991/assehr.k.201219.030How to use a DOI?
- Bali, Hoaxes, Reponses, Social Media, Women
Hoaxes circulate in social media. The power of social media which penetrate times and spaces without borders make hoaxes penetrate all the internet users. Hoaxes build hatred and exaggerated fear. For that reason, it is crucial to identify the toughness of netizen in dealing with hoaxes. This paper describes how netizen in Gianyar Bali responds to hoax information they receive. Gianyar is one of the regencies in Bali, which located in the sub-urban area near Denpasar but still dominated by rural area. The research was conducted through survey with 440 respondents on March 2020. The study came out at (1) level of age and level of income impacting the level of internet access; (2) but there is no significant difference in education level, age, income, and occupation type in responding to hoax in social media; (3) women are recorded to be more vulnerable to get fooled by hoaxes than men. Women recorded ignoring hoaxes in their social media, they are rarely verified the information that they gained in their smartphones. This research shows that even a professor can be fooled by hoaxes and didn’t have digital literacy higher than high school students. The study stressed out that women are the internet users most vulnerable in facing hoaxes. Therefore, women should be increasing their knowledge in identifying hoaxes in social media.
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TY - CONF AU - Ni Made Ras Amanda Gelgel AU - Kadek Dwita Apriani AU - Richard Togaranta Ginting PY - 2020 DA - 2020/12/21 TI - Hoaxes: Attacking all Netizen and Putting Women as the Most Vulnerable Group BT - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Social and Political Sciences (ICOSAPS 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 201 EP - 208 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201219.030 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.201219.030 ID - Gelgel2020 ER -