The Motivation of Hoax Message Recipients in the Process of Disseminating Hoax Information on Facebook Group

Wien Hesthi Rahayu, Prahastiwi Utari, Mahendra Wijaya


The background of this research is that social media brings new changes in people's lives in the field of communication. This new change sometimes has a negative impact. An example of the negative impact is the spread of uncontrolled hoax information. The purpose of this study was to find out how the motivation for public participation in disseminating hoax information. The method used in this study was an in-depth interview with a group of respondents who redistributed the hoax messages they got from the Group on Facebook. The results of the research show that there are 3 people's motivations in spreading hoaxes, 1) Dissatisfaction with the ruling leader 2) Intolerance towards minorities 3) Do not want non-Muslims to become leaders.


Motivation; Hoax; Facebook; Social media

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