Suara.com – The issue of extending the presidential term which has recently echoed on social media has been widely spread by robot accounts or bot accounts.
The statement was made by The Strategic Research and Consulting (TSRC) after conducting network analysis on Twitter social media.
The Executive Director of The Strategic Research and Consulting (TSRC) Yayan Hidayat, said that his party carried out a discourse network analysis or discourse betwork analysis/DNA on Twitter with the keyword Election 2024.
As a result, conversations related to the issue of the extension of the presidency were deliberately made massive by certain quarters.
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“It turns out that robot accounts are mostly played by robotic accounts. So, this issue did not appear organically, but then it was deliberately amplified and amplified on social media with various narratives,” said Yayan in an online discussion, Friday (10/9/ 2021).
In addition, the results of the analysis also show that certain parties play an issue related to public distrust of the implementation of elections. The findings say there are also a number of accounts that spread pessimism.
“There are several accounts later that are trying to amplify the postponement of the 2024 election being pushed back to 2027 due to the unfinished pandemic,” he said.
Presidential Office Time Proposal
Previously, the Chairperson of the Jokowi Mania volunteer (Joman) Immanuel Ebenezer suggested that the duration of President Joko Widodo’s term of office be extended by 2 to 3 years. The Covid-19 pandemic situation was the reason Joman proposed this.
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“Yes, 2 to 3 years or but the point is related to this disaster (covid pandemic). It’s just adding the duration, the difference between the three periods is very different,” said Immanuel when contacted by Suara.com, Friday (3/9/2021) .
Immanuel said, the current pandemic situation is uncertain and it is not yet known when it will end. According to him, holding the 2024 election will only waste the budget if it is carried out in the midst of a pandemic.
He suggested that the budget for the 2024 General Election should be allocated to stimulate economic recovery.
So that’s the reason why I tried to issue the idea of increasing the duration of Jokowi’s administration. It’s been a long time,” he said.
Meanwhile, regarding the existing regulations, Immanuel submitted the matter to Parliament. Including if there will be amendments to the 1945 Constitution related to the term of office of the president.
Even so, Immanuel said, the proposed addition to the presidential term is situational. If the pandemic ends near 2024, there is no need to add another presidential term.
“Rather than the budget for a party that only produces thieves, so the money is better for stimulus. Sometimes people are negative about this idea,” he said.
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