This is the Challenge of Digital Culture in a Multicultural Country


Digital societies that come from diverse cultures and geographical locations will be more harmonious if they have an awareness of ethics when interacting in the digital space. Therefore, digital media culture is seen as important as a basis for interacting in cyberspace.

Communication in the digital space is also not limited by time and place in receiving information. Anyone can access information regardless of economic or educational background.

“In fact, it is easier for everyone to express themselves, to express opinions,” said Senior Teacher and Regional Coordinator of the Indonesian Anti-Defamation Society (Mafindo), Astin Meiningsih in Trenggalek, East Java, on Thursday (28/7).
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However, it turns out that there are digital cultural challenges experienced by the Indonesian people with the development of the world towards digitalization. Such as the blurring of national insight, the depletion of politeness and politeness, the disappearance of Indonesian culture because digital media has become a stage for foreign cultures.

Then there are other problems due to the lack of understanding of digital rights and excessive freedom of expression, reduced tolerance and respect for differences, so that sometimes it is easy to be ignited by SARA issues.

In social media there is also a loss of privacy boundaries, so that it is easy to violate the flow of information, copyright infringement and intellectual work.

Astin said, digital culture is like life in the real world. The user community must have a culture, namely Pancasila, where users must know basic knowledge of Pancasila values ​​as the foundation of digital skills. Become an actor in digitizing culture through the use of Computer Information Technology (ICT). Having basic knowledge will love domestic products, as well as understand digital rights.

In digital life, the values ​​of Pancasila and Bhineka Tunggal Ika are presented in each precept. (OL-12)


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