The Effectiveness of Law of Indonesia's Electronic Information and Transactions: A Study on the Existence of Negative Buzzers on Social Media

Rustam Renyaan


This paper focuses on the negative buzzer phenomenon spreading negative messages on social media such as fake news for malicious purposes, namely hoaxes, and hate speech based on Ethnicity, Religion, Race and Intergroup (SARA) that can cause divisions in society, and attack opposing groups or political opponents. In this paper the author uses a normative legal research method or commonly called doctrinal legal research which is of course supported by a statutory, historical and conceptual approach. The results of the study indicate that it is necessary to make new legal arrangements for buzzers on social media, one of which is by requiring social media users to use their real names so that social media is avoided from buzzers with anonymous accounts. This is indicated by the current Indonesian law shortcomings in responding to buzzer activity on social media. Indonesian law at this time has not been able to handle and control buzzer because of their unknown real identity, so the buzzer is still free to carry out his actions on social media without fear of being sentenced by the law. The issue of buzzers who carry out their actions on social media using anonymous accounts or fake accounts making them difficult to detect, should be the government’s serious concern because it can affect people and shape people's attitudes.


Buzzers; Social media; Law; Information and Technology; Effectiveness

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