Journal of Organizational Culture, Communications and Conflict (Print ISSN: 1544-0508; Online ISSN: 1939-4691 )


Disinformation, Misinformation, and Hoaxes on Twitter the Impact of the Polarization of Islamic Ideology

Author(s): Mohamad Hasan Asadi

The use of Twitter is to produce, to disseminate, and to respond to information. Since November to December 2019, there were 28,887 contents on the topic of Islam. The diversity of understanding in Islam has affected people to involve in the discussion above. This research explains, assesses, and outlines the Islamic religious ideology of Twitter users and their influence in distributing information that contains disinformation, misinformation, and hoaxes. Twitter conversation data are crawling via the Drone Emprit Academic server. A simple random technique obtained 10% of the sample. Content analysis techniques classified users into nine Islamic religious ideologies and find out the content of information. However, the error percentage generated by ideologies varies. The Pearson’s Correlation Co-efficient calculation between informational score and the idelogical score of traditional, Indigenous, Liberal, Post-traditional, Transformative, Modernism, Neo-modernism, and Inclusive Islamic Ideologies on the information of content shows a contradicting relationship. The higher the ideological value, the lower the error would be found. On the contrary, Islamic ideology Fundamentalism has a parallel relationship with the informational score. It is concluded that the score of the ideological value is in line with the value of disinformation, misinformation, and hoax.

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