YOUNG GENERATION AND HOAX DANGER IN THE MIDDLE OF THE COMMUNITY

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Hoax news from the past has spread, the types of news also vary. The difference is, in the past, hoax news circulated through word of mouth and it was very dangerous because every hoax news circulating was peppered with words or sentences that were very hurtful. Paper is a medium of information in ancient times. By distributing hoax news in well-packaged leaflets. After that, mobile phones appeared, making it easier for hoax news to circulate. Currently, hoax news is easily spread on social media in a matter of seconds. Various kinds of Social Media that exist in cyberspace today, namely Facebook, Instagram, Line, Whatsaap, Telegram, Mechat, Hago and so on can make it very easy for us to access news or get information compared to us getting information from print media such as newspapers, magazines, Tabloids and so on. The impact on society is very negative, even very serious. Hoax thrives on Social Media, sometimes we can't prevent it. Fighting hoaxes is part of the effort to provide education during the current Covid-19 outbreak. The younger generation can carry out simple socialization in the form of education about hoaxes and start from the surrounding environment, namely family, colleagues and neighbors. Especially now that almost all people in Indonesia use social media in the form of Whatsapp to facilitate the spread of hoax news. The hoax phenomenon is no longer a strange thing in Indonesia. The danger of hoax news makes people restless and anxious because the information received is not known for its truth or accuracy. Due to the rapid growth of communication technology, it is able to make hoaxes circulate quickly in seconds in the community through social media.

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Authors:
rosy daud
Keywords:
1. Fake News, Young Generation, Social Media
Published: Nov 6, 2021

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