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Jakarta Post

Indonesian Hoax Busters pledge to fight fake news

  • Arya Dipa

    The Jakarta Post

Bandung   /   Sat, January 7 2017   /  12:56 am

The Indonesian Hoax Busters (IHB) community, which emerged recently to help prevent misinformation on social media networks, is getting strong as it has gained thousands of followers nationwide.

Still, coordinator of the Bandung people’s declaration against slander and hoaxes, Citra Pertiwi, said the community was in need of support from more social media users following its attempt to bring back the function of social media as a medium to unite and educate the nation.

“At the same time [it is aimed] also at restoring serenity, unity and peace among fellow social media users,” Citra told The Jakarta Post in Bandung, West Java, on Friday.

One of the ways to gain support, Citra said, is by conducting a declaration in Bandung, slated to be held during Car Free Day activities on Jl. Dago, Bandung, on Sunday. Supporters will get together under the banner of the Indo...