Different Frontiers of Social Media War in Indonesia Elections


About the Webinar

In this modern era, technological developments and increasing dependence on social media have changed the political landscape drastically. Social media has changed the way politicians communicate with voters. Platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram give candidates direct access to share their political views, plans, and messages. It succeeded in creating a new image for the Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates which influenced the direction of the public’s choice.

Like the previous election, in the 2024 General Elections, social media became the stage for complex political battles. On the one hand, social media has increased young voters’ participation, who feel more involved in the political process through active campaigns on social platforms. On the other hand, social media has become an effective means for spreading false information and hoaxes that can confuse voters and damage the integrity of elections.

This webinar discusses the role of social media platforms during the 2024 General Elections, such as TikTok, in influencing public or voter perceptions. The speaker will explain several phenomena of social media use that effectively influence public choices. He will also examine where are the different frontiers of the social media war in Indonesia elections.

About the Speaker

Ismail Fahmi, Ph.D, is an information scientist who teaches at the University of Islam Indonesia (UII) in Yogyakarta. He is also the founder of PT Media Kernels Indonesia, where he has experiences in developing a big data system known as Media Kernels, or Drone Emprit. This system analyzes online and social media using natural language processing techniques. Additionally, Dr. Fahmi has collaborated with UII to develop the Drone Emprit Academic, which provides free access to social media data for students, researchers, and journalists. Dr. Fahmi earned his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Institute of Technology Bandung. He then went on to complete his master’s and doctoral degrees in Information Science from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. His primary research interests include natural language processing, information extraction, automatic term extraction, relationship extraction, social network analysis, ontology development and population, digital library, plagiarism detection, and big data. Dr. Fahmi frequently writes and publishes analyses on current issues related to cyber troops and computational propaganda.


This webinar will be delivered online entirely. You can join the webinar at the specified date and time using devices (computer, phone, or tablet) with internet connection.

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Apr 24 2024


10:00 am - 11:15 am

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