Proceedings of the 2nd International Indonesia Conference on Interdisciplinary Studies (IICIS 2021)

Fake News as a Tool to Manipulate the Public With False Information

Authors
Munadhil Abdul Muqsith1, *, Rizky Ridho Pratomo2, Anna Gustina Zaina3, Ana Kuswanti4
1,RUDN University, Moscow, Russia
2,ENERGI Bogor Indonesia
3,Communication Department, Universitas Lampung
4,Universitas Pembangunan Nasional Veteran, Jakarta
*Corresponding author. Email: munadhil@upnvj.ac.id
Corresponding Author
Munadhil Abdul Muqsith
Available Online 7 December 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211206.017How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Fake news; False information; Post-truth; Technology
Abstract

This article explains that fake news is not a new phenomenon and is used by various parties throughout civilization. Fake news has become the subject of public discussion lately. The issue of fake news arose because of the support of technology, especially the internet. The internet has accelerated the spread of fake news to a different level. Donald Trump’s victory became a symbol of the start of an era called post-truth where truth is secondary. Subjective emotion is the number one benchmark in judging whether a news story is true or not. However, what needs underlining is that the phenomenon of fake news is not new. They have existed since royal times and use for various purposes. However, when it comes to impact and the tools used, there are indeed many differences. Therefore, the author wants to describe the development of fake news further to get a clear picture of the evolution and application of fake news. The conclusion is that there is a significant influence of technological developments. In addition, the purpose of spreading fake news has not changed, which is that it uses to manipulate the public by spreading false information.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2nd International Indonesia Conference on Interdisciplinary Studies (IICIS 2021)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
7 December 2021
ISBN
978-94-6239-477-3
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211206.017How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press SARL.
Open Access
This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC license.

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