RADIKALISME DI MEDIA SOSIAL: PENYEBUTAN DAN KONTEKS SOSIAL PENGGUNAANNYA

  • Abdul Wahid Universitas Brawijaya
Keywords: Biased-discourse Radicalism, Religious Tolerance Social Media

Abstract

Radicalism is often only placed face to face between radical groups
versus the state. In fact, radicalism is not only born because of the
contradiction between the two but involves the mediation of ideas
through social media. This paper seeks how the discourse of
radicalism on social media by content analysis method on social
media during August-September 2018. This study reveals that
radicalism on social media is not only related to religious issues.
Some of the other issues attributed to radicalism are about elections,
politics, government, criminality, and other social issues. The various
contexts of the radicalism talks often do not refer to major events, but
radicalism is associated with other contexts unrelated to the main
event as a reference. This shows how social media is becoming an
intermediary for biased "radicalism" discourse.

Published
2020-09-15
Section
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