Buzzers, a sex tape hoax, and lies in the 2019 Indonesian elections

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Buzzers, a sex tape hoax, and lies in the 2019 Indonesian elections

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As Indonesia gears up for its Apr 17 general election, with incumbent President Joko Widodo facing off against General Prabowo Subianto – smear campaigns and hoaxes – powered by anonymous buzzers – have been on the rise. Cyber Drone 9, the government’s sentinel against their likes, detected 175 serious hoaxes in January 2019 alone. One victim of a malicious buzzer: The gung-ho female, millennial leader of Solidaritas Indonesia (PSI), Grace Natalie.


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