Hate Speech in Election: Increasing Trends and Concerns
Harahap, Husnul Isa
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Simultaneous Regional Elections in 2018 is not a new phenomenon in Indonesia. This election is a mandate of UU 8 of 2015. According to UU 8 of 2015, the simultaneous regional election will be held in several waves, and the first wave has been held in 2015 and 2017. However, there were different phenomena that arose before the 2018 election. One of them was the emergence of hate speech. This study discusses the potential of hate speech in simultaneous elections in 2018. Methods of data collection in this study is literature study and descriptive analysis method. This study found that there is a potential of hate speech in election in 2018. These potentials can be described in terms of the actors, media and hate speech forms that can occur. The potential can occur on the side of the actors in a broad sense. Potential media used as media hate speech also varied. Similarly, from the possibility of the form of hate speech that occurs.