Reading and Sharing WhatsApp Forwarded Messages

Hasim, Wahid and Hidayat, Muhammad Taufik and Hamzah, Amir and Nuraeni, Nuraeni (2019) Reading and Sharing WhatsApp Forwarded Messages. In: ICBLP 2019, 13-15 February 2019, Sidoarjo, Indonesia.

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WhatApps is the social media platform with enormous users. In WhatsApp, the user can share and get various information from friends or groups. However, there are many messages that cannot be confirmed factually. Many people just believe that forwarded messages or messages or information without rethinking the reliability of the information. Most of these come from an unreliable source and comes along with misinterpretations and misinformation. Concerned with the fact, this research is aimed to analyze people awareness in reading and sharing forwarded WhatsApp messages. The participant of this research is fifty participants from various social background. The result found most WhatsApp user tend to ignore the validity of the information and impatiently share what they read from the message. However, there are some others who critically read the text before sharing and forwarding it. The result of this study is expected to stimulate more law enforcement in dealing and filtering information shared by the community.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: technological development information exchange forwarded messages
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: EAI Editor IV
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2021 06:53
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2021 06:53

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