[SP36] – about expression

The case of freedom of expression is not merely free from bondage to contend with what we do and think. Surely this becomes problematic, and puts the identity of vulnerability in the “free” era of expression. It seems, we need to contemplate first, to understand who we are, who we are, what we want to be, or where we are. It is not easy, sometimes some blunders get us trapped for what we say, even worse-we are marginalized so that it is difficult to reach the meaning of “freedom”. Many of the symptoms that occur around us in the case of freedom of expression. Often we are shown a phenomenon like cyber bullying, a warganet driver’s debate, or simply compiling a voice to face something important or not. Surely this gives punish and reward for what we express and make us afraid or even avoid in the arena of expression because of that gift. Therefore, let us trace any issues related to freedom of expression, especially for young people.

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First, freedom of expression can not be separated from the identity of the identity, in this case the individual seeks his identity by way of assessing or comparing himself with others. Individuals will continue to seek the right point to formulate their identity and continue to reproduce. However, there are cases that need to be addressed in order to formulate the identity. Call it how a person attempts to declare himself a hipster, a leftist, and so on, but he is in the midst of the wrong environment, so he needs to redefine the meaning of his identity to fit the environment, or, if necessary, fight in his environment the. Thus, inevitably, the individual negotiates his identity in the midst of the surrounding environment. Therefore, this shows that the real identity is not rigid, will remain liquid, and as a formation of power relations that occur disekiar individual. A person’s fatal mistake in this case is usually too quick to justify or label him or herself for a particular identity, so that when faced with such problems he will experience a sense of confidence and / or even bully.

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In addition, in the case of digital activity, sometimes we are always difficult, confused, or mixed in determining which digital world as a private space and public space. In social media, we may contest ria about the taste of music by uploading on various social media platforms, or criticize the figure. However, we must know if the current public space is very judgmental. It can be seen from how reactive the fanboy or fangirl seleb or any figure in social media. The next is about literacy and hoaxes, whether it is a young innocence or a banal digital activism that makes one think hard to swallow it – often we are also trapped, so realize we make a fight by looking for counter information. We must admit, as large young people are still vulnerable in this problematics. Just to remind, this is considered dangerous, not only for individuals who consume the information, but the impact on the wider life span. We can see how the tension of the country politics is colored with hoax information, as well as the debate of the coachman between the flat earth vs. the round earth, or speculation about the lunge of the figure x which is not necessarily as a necessity.

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The problem of literacy is in fact sourced from information that is spread over and over again so that it becomes an absolute truth. In addition, the information is affirmed by a figure or figure who indeed many followers. With this, a person carelessly justifies an issue that refers to the manipulative truth. Thus, it is necessary to be careful when digesting information by clarifying it. Thus, we need to re-affirm the problems we face in the digital world related to freedom of work. First, young people always reproduce their identity so that it becomes a vulnerability that may also have implications in the real world. Second, the problem of private vs. public space, social media is not necessarily free to attack, argue, to say something. There are many consequences to consider about this. Finally, the problem of media literacy that is not trivial, considering the various problems in the real world is largely derived from the literacy on social media.

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