TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Head of the Indonesian National Police (Polri) security maintenance agency (Kabarhakam) Inspector General Agus Andrianto said the country was tainted by 26 cases of horizontal and vertical social conflicts from January to July.
According to Agus, the social conflicts were sparked by social media influences, information sabotages, and threats from terrorism.
“The security threats were worsened by the development of information technology that features limitless speed, freedom, and transparency,” said Agus in Jakarta today.
The limitless information, said Agus, has seeped into various life aspects within the society, even though the people themselves are yet able to filter the accuracy and truth behind that information.
He said this situation gets more complex as regulations and law enforcers are constantly struggling to represent the country in protecting its citizens.
“There needs to be a discourse on effective and efficient media management in the age of disruption,” he said.