Bawaslu-Tiktok MoU for Election Information with Integrity

Nota Kesepahaman Bawaslu-Tiktok untuk Informasi Pemilu Berintegritas
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The Election Supervisory Body (Bawaslu) and Tiktok Indonesia officially signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to maintain information on the 2024 Election with integrity. These two institutions hope that young voters and first-time voters can receive healthy election information without hoaxes, slander, and ethnic, religious, racial, and inter-group (SARA) deviations.

"But now, we hope that with Tiktok and several platforms that will collaborate with Bawaslu, we will develop an election that is more argumentative and more reasonable," said Bawaslu Chairman Rahmat Bagja in his remarks at the signing of the MoU at the Bawaslu Office, Central Jakarta (18/8).

Bagja hopes that Tiktok and other social media will create a social media channel that can become a reference for finding information about elections and maintaining our social media traffic. This MoU is one way to mitigate the risks of social media problems that many of us faced in the 2019 Election.

"Contestants compete in a healthy manner, competing in arguments through videos and speech. "This is what voters will hold in the future to make their choice on February 14, 2024," he concluded.

Meanwhile, Head of Public Policy and Government Relations at Tiktok Indonesia, Firry Wahid, said that this collaboration was Tiktok's commitment to promoting election integrity. Tik Tok Indonesia provides a special channel for Bawaslu to fight the spread of misinformation content about the Election on our platform throughout the 2024 Election period.

"There will be a special Bawaslu channel that can convey public complaints regarding missing information," said Firry in his speech. []