According to the General Election Commission (KPU), 30 percent of the 185 million Indonesian voters are young voters of the age of 17 to 30 years, meanwhile 11 percent of the total voters will be new voters. Nearly all political parties and their politicians have tried to approach the young voters in recognition of their relevance. To do so they resort to the use of social media. The social media medium, however, is a filterless pool of information. The worry with social media is that it can be used to easily influence young voters’ preference. But is it really that simple?
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