Understanding The Limits Of Freedom Of Expression In The Digital Space

Anyone can exercise freedom of expression in the digital space (one of which is social media) as long as it is morally grounded and not overdone. Freedom of expression across borders can disrupt harmony and break the law.

Ahmadineja, Founder of the Communication Research Society, explained that freedom of expression is a human right in a webinar entitled “Protecting diversity in national frameworks through digital literacy”.

Freedom of expression is inseparable from the freedom to seek, receive and share information. Freedom of expression is currently being promoted in the digital space, especially social media.

Ahmadi said, “The purpose of expression on social media is to maintain social connections as self-display or self-realization, and it can also be used as entertainment to relieve boredom and boredom.”

But Al-Ahmadi went on to say freedom of expression is not without limits. This is because expression includes things prohibited by law, including digital spaces.

Prohibitions include the posting of child pornography, the spread of hate speech, public incitement, or racist language towards any group.

“The digital world is our world today. Let’s fill it and make it an educated place, a place to learn and interact, a place where children grow and develop, and a place where we exist as a nation. Ministry of Information and Communication with GNLD Sibercreation In a webinar hosted by

Cosmas Gunharjo Leksono, editor-in-chief of EDUPOS Magazine, added that freedom of expression should not be excessive, but should be accompanied by digital technology so as not to fall easily into the trap of fake news or misinformation.

Therefore, according to him, any information disseminated or received must be re-verified. There are many tools to verify this information.

“We must also adhere to the principle of prioritizing national unity and integrity when filling the digital space with content. It all depends on Pancasila,” he said.

He added that thanks to Pancasila, Indonesia has been able to unite so far as it is made up of different tribes, races and religions.

Regarding diversity in Indonesia, Desi Rahmawati, a lecturer and researcher at State University, said digital literacy advocates should pay attention to eight factors.

The eight are cultural, cognitive, constructive, communicative, confident, creative, critical and responsible. It all comes down to the realm of digital ethics.

“Digital Ethics is presented as a guide to consciously, responsibly and conscientiously using various digital platforms, and upholding the value of virtue among people as they use digital media to express themselves and then interact, share and collaborate. .” said Desi.

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