PREMIUMIndonesian government in hot water for using buzzers to promote policies

first_imgGoogle Log in with your social account social-media social-media-in-Indonesia social-media-influencer omnibus-bill-on-job-creation #IndonesiaButuhKerja Ardhito-Pramono Linkedin Activists and political experts have raised concerns over the growing prominence of so-called social media buzzers hired to engage in campaigning government policies.  The issue drew public attention after a number of influencers with large social media followings began posting content supporting the controversial job creation bill by using the hashtag #IndonesiaButuhKerja (#IndonesiaNeedsJobs). Three of them — radio host Gofar Hilman and musicians Ardhito Pramono and Aditya Fadillah — later apologized for endorsing the bill.Indonesian Anti-Slander Society (Mafindo) committee member Anita Wahid said the heavy use of influencers to sway public opinion on controversial government policies while also drowning out dissenting opinions was among the latest methods in silencing criticism against the government.Other strategies include the use of automated … Topics : LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Forgot Password ? Facebooklast_img