Fatwa and reviving literacy
Muhammad Nazil Iqdami
PhD student researching digital literacy at the Faculty of Education, Monash University
PREMIUM I was enjoying the pre-dawn meal before fasting when I read that the Indonesia Ulema Council (MUI) had just released a fatwa guiding the use of social media in Indonesia. This fatwa or edict came in response to the increasing amount of hoaxes and hate speech that are mostly distributed through social media. As a Muslim and an educator, I am excited but cannot help questioning, why now? What&rsq...
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