ANALYSIS OF THE IMPACT OF HOAX ON THE TRANSFORMATION OF SOCIAL PIETY IN THE PANDEMIC TIME
Technological advances have had a significant impact on the social sustainability of humans at large. Facilities in the form of sophistication are often used negatively by irresponsible parties, some of which are misinformation that has led to the phenomenon of hoaxes (fake news). During the Covid-19 pandemic, information seemed to be one of the main commodities in order to adapt. This is because most of humanity has not had adequate experience of extraordinary situations such as the Covid-19 outbreak. A little mistake in consuming information will give rise to various perspectives, especially hoax in this case is assumed to be an action to lead public opinion to a perspective that tends to be negative. The causal impact caused by the spread of this issue is chaos, public unrest and a breakdown in perspective. Hoax in this study represents the failure of social dynamics that does not reflect the care and benefit of the community. This fact brings indications of the lack of awareness and misunderstanding in the concept of the realization of social piety. Especially for a Muslim, individual piety which essentially refers to the existence of a transcendent faith in God, should also undergo a process of transformation in the narrative of social reality in realizing benefit. Thus, the aim of this study is to find connectivity and relevance in the applied context between the hoax phenomenon and the transformation of social piety during the Covid-19 pandemic. This research will be formulated through an interpretive method using qualitative thematic studies. Furthermore, the scope of this study will collaborate between content segments about hoaxes in general with an Islamic perspective. So that readers will get a conclusion that is proportional and solution to hoax problems in society, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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