Misguided Democracy in Malaysia and Indonesia: Digital Propaganda in Southeast Asia examines the weaponization of the internet in Southeast Asia. Nuurrianti Jalli and Ika Idris meticulously unpack the intricate strategies and tactics used by propagandists, state entities, and political factions to manipulate and mislead public opinion through social media. The topics discussed dissect the role disinformation plays in altering electoral behavior, political dialogue, societal unity, regional stability, and global diplomacy. By guiding readers through the convoluted landscape of internet propaganda in Southeast Asia, this book aspires to stimulate thoughtful discourse on the influential role of the digital revolution in molding the future of our societies.
Nuurrianti Jalli is assistant professor of strategic communications at Oklahoma State University.
Ika Idris is associate professor of public policy and management at Monash University, Indonesia.
Chapter 1. Understanding Propaganda
Chapter 2. Propaganda in the Digital Era
Chapter 3. Using Social Media as Propaganda Battlegrounds in Southeast Asia
Chapter 4. Cyberwarfare and Digital Propaganda in Malaysia; Trends and Patterns
Chapter 5. Government Propaganda in Indonesia: A Burning Ambition for a Single Narrative
Chapter 6. Disinformation Narratives in Indonesia and Malaysia
Misguided Democracy in Malaysia and Indonesia: Digital Propaganda in Southeast Asia makes excellent reading for those who wish to understand the dynamic of the new social media and its impact on political processes in Malaysia and Indonesia.
This book is a comprehensive analysis of propaganda in the social media age in Southeast Asia. Engagingly written and conceptually sophisticated, it is essential reading for all scholars of social media and misinformation across the region