Social Media Emotion in Politics : An Indonesian Case Study of Political Environment on Facebook
Vidi Sukmayadi, Ridwan Effendi
Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia
The objective of the study was to investigate social media users attitude toward the current political environment displayed on their social media platform. The study is interesting due to the fact that nowadays even simple chats on social media can go awry when politics comes across as a topic. The study was conducted during and after the recent 2017 political election in Jakarta, Indonesia. Survey study was conducted in collecting the data with the total of 705 social media users participated in this study. The results indicate that social media is not a friendly zone when it comes to political debates. Few social media users got a thrill out of the opportunities for political debates on social media. However many of the respondents express frustration and weariness over the content and tone of political environment on their social media timeline.
Topic: Economic and Political Geography