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Recipes for Overcoming Hoaxes and Negative Content

Kominfo's three approaches to tackling hoaxes include digital literacy, taking preventive measures, and taking legal action. Kominfo's National News Has Three Recipes for Overcoming Hoaxes and Negative Content legal action. By Fahmi Ahmad Burhan September 17, 2021, 22:24  Minister of Communication and Information (Menkominfo) Johnny G. PLAte delivered his remarks at the launch of the Proudly Made in Indonesia National Movement (Gernas BBI) in Jakarta, Thursday (16/7/2020). The Ministry of Communication and Informatics launched Gernas BBI by encouraging digital transformation during the adaptation period for new habits (IMR) through the provision of stimulus and facilitation of MSMEs and ultra-micro while at the same time encouraging Indonesian consumers to use technology and buy domestic products. The Ministry of Communication and Information (Kominfo) relies on three approaches in tackling the rise of hoaxes and negative content in Indonesia. The three approaches cover upstream, intermediate, and downstream levels. Regarding the approach at the upstream level, the Ministry of Communication and Informatics is aggressively conducting digital literacy. Kominfo has collaborated with 108 communities, academics, government institutions, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to provide digital literacy. agenda of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Coalition on Digital Safety Inauguration Meeting 2021, based on a press release, Friday (17/9) At the middle level, the Ministry of Communication and Informatics takes preventive steps, such as removing access to negative content uploaded to websites or digital platforms. take this step if it finds an account that distributes hoaxes and fake content related to Covid-19. The Ministry also cooperates with social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube is taking action to remove access. It is known that, as of September 2021, Kominfo has removed 214 pornographic content. children and 22,103 guessed content its terrorism in the digital space. Then, there was 1,895 misinformation content about Covid-19, and 319 misinformation content on the Covid-19 vaccine that was deleted. READ ALSO Encouraging MSMEs to Be More Digitally Capable Welcoming Trends in the Animation Sector, Kominfo Holds Online Class Series At the downstream level, the Ministry of Communication and Informatics takes legal action. Kominfo collaborates with the police to prevent the spread of false and misleading information in the digital space. The approach is Penta helix in nature, involving government agencies, grassroots communities, conventional media, civil society, and academia. Johnny said that efforts to tackle hoax content are important because it affects people's efforts to access information. Especially, during the Covid-19 pandemic, people need accurate information. "Hoax content, especially related to Covid-19, is very dangerous because it can prevent the public from making the right decisions based on correct sources of information," he said. that blocking the internet is one way to minimize the spread of hoaxes. However, this step will only be taken if the distribution is deemed to endanger the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia and the community. We are working with the police," said the Director-General (Dirjen) of Information Applications at the Ministry of Communications and Informatics Semuel Abrijani Pangerapan, last year (3/2/2020). Source: /37017/siaran-pers-no-335hmkominfo092021-about-bahas-keamanan-digital-menkominfo-ajak-kolaborasi-multi-party-lindungi-warganet/0/siaran_pers strategy-kominfo-redam-hoaks-virus-corona-without-blocking-internet

Banyuwangi Implements 'Smart Village', the Smart City Concept of Public Service

The application of smart cities has become a necessity for an area to move forward. "Banyuwangi has implemented a smart city concept called Smart Kampung, to accelerate regional development while providing the best public services for its citizens," said Banyuwangi Regent Abdullah Azwar Anas.

In Banyuwangi itself continued Azwar Anas, the smart city concept was implemented as Smart Kampung. This designation adjusts to the demographic condition of Banyuwangi, which is dominated by rural areas with up to 189 villages and 28 urban villages. Some of these villages are very far from the city center in Banyuwangi, with a travel time of up to three hours. Residents who need documents must go to the sub-district office or the city center which is located enough so inefficient.

“With Smart Kampung, the administration will gradually be completed in the village. But of course, you need IT because what is running is the data, not the people. Currently, some villages have implemented Smart Kampung, including those far from the city center. Around 60 villages have been connected to fiber optic, we are targeting 145 villages to be connected by fiber optic by mid-2018," said Anas.

Smart Kampung Banyuwangi for the Acceleration of Development and Public Services. Photo: Banyuwangi Regency Government

To answer the challenges of managing village finances that receive large funds from the APBN and APBD, Banyuwangi has developed an e-village budgeting and e-monitoring system. Planning to report at the village level is integrated with a system.

“For example, monitoring, every project is monitored in a complete system with its coordinates. Just click, the projected image will appear from 0 to 100 percent. So it can minimize multiple projects, while at the same time providing a sense of security to village officials considering that their responsibilities are getting bigger because the funds flowing to the village also continue to increase, “explained Anas. 

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