The Civil Responsibility Of Electronic Media In Disseminating Inaccurate News (Hoaxes)

  • Shelvi Rusdiana Universitas Internasional Batam
Keywords: Technology, Responsibility, Social Media


Responsibility is commonly linked to human consciousness regarding behavior, encompassing an understanding of the repercussions of one's actions and a willingness to be accountable for them. The advent of internet technology, often referred to as the internet or social media, has significantly altered patterns of human interaction. Technological advancements, particularly in the realm of online platforms, have been utilized by the public as a means to access information and pursue various interests. However, the ease of creative expression has led to the exploitation of these opportunities by numerous irresponsible entities, resulting in actions that are detrimental to others. This research endeavors to explore the mechanisms for legal enforcement particularly in civil responsibility against the proliferation of inaccurate news, giving rise to the dissemination of fake news (hoaxes), and the challenges encountered in implementing such legal measures.