In today’s era of social media, freedom of person is no longer there to limit “excessive”. Gossip becomes a trend or a new entity as the development of social media and is in great demand by netizens (the term social media users). Many accounts of gossip scattered in various social media platforms such facebook, twitter, and instagram. These accounts have millions of followers through post-post flicked, fishing speculation, even led to the opinion. Only in one post, a person’s career can be destroyed instantly. The information is still unclear the truth became a byword netizen in the comments field and often quarrel among netizens related especially sensitive issue as political and SARA. Netizens did not hesitate to pour all of sharp criticism against the public figure who became the gossip account postings can be a libel even without thinking about how you are feeling, psychic, and all the consequences that can occur on “materials that preached” is. So whether your account and netizens commented gossip can be convicted? Who can report them?

Pursuant to Article 27 paragraph (3) of the UU ITE, every person intentionally and without right to distribute and / or transmitting and / or make the inaccessibility of Electronic Information and / or Electronic Documents which have a charge of insult and / or defamation. Criminal sanctions for those who violate Article 27 paragraph (3) This is the imprisonment of 4 (four) years and / or a fine of Rp750.000.000,00 (seven hundred and fifty million rupiah). While the wording of Article 28 paragraph (2) of the UU ITE, every person intentionally and without right to disseminate information intended to cause hatred or hostility individual and / or a particular group of people based on ethnicity, religion, race and intergroup (SARA). Criminal sanctions for violators of Article 28 paragraph (2) of the EIT Law is imprisonment for a period of 6 (six) years and / or a fine of 1,000,000,000.00 (one billion rupiah). The provisions of Article 27 paragraph (3) of the EIT is to a complaint because it has been explicitly mentioned in Law 19 of 2016 on the Amendment of Act No. 11 of 2008 on Information and Electronic Transactions, and refer to the provisions of insult or defamation regulated in the Criminal Justice Act ( “Penal Code”), which are clearly stipulated in the Criminal Code that defamation is a complaint-based offense. So anyone who feels his name has been discredited on account posting gossip and comments of netizens can report on violation of Article 27 paragraph (3) of the UU ITE. Everyone has the right to personal freedom should be protected as stipulated in Law No. 39/1999 on Human Rights (Human Rights Act). The provisions of Article 21 of the UU HAM, everyone is entitled to personal integrity, spiritual or temporal, and therefore can not be the object of research without her consent. Often also posted the gossip account public figure who converted to the faith, giving rise to the pros and cons in the comments field in a language that can hurt other people. Whereas the right of every person to freely embrace their religion and to worship according to his religion and his belief that as stipulated in the UUD NRI 1945. and therefore can not be the object of research without her consent. Often also posted the gossip account public figure who converted to the faith, giving rise to the pros and cons in the comments field in a language that can hurt other people. Whereas the right of every person to freely embrace their religion and to worship according to his religion and his belief that as stipulated in the UUD NRI 1945 and therefore can not be the object of research without her consent. Often also posted the gossip account public figure who converted to the faith, giving rise to the pros and cons in the comments field in a language that can hurt other people. Whereas the right of every person to freely embrace their religion and to worship according to his religion and his belief that as stipulated in the UUD NRI 1945.

Perhaps the proverb mulutmu harimaumu is not relevant in the present era as the more dangerous is jarimu harimaumu and bars could be waiting for you if not careful in social media. The accounts of gossip that has millions of followers may be able to use it wisely to provide a positive influence to the younger generation. Not to shape the character of backbiting is a common thing for the next generation.

Salam KJD!!