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    6-Year Prison Threat For Hoax Content Spreaders


    BANDUNG - The West Java Regional Police Criminal Investigation Directorate has secured one suspect with the initials DMR who carried out hoax news.

    Head of West Java Police Public Relations, Commissioner Police Trunoyudo Wisnu Andiko said the suspect was arrested on April 22, 2019 in the Kuningan area, Jakarta.

    The arrest was based on the Police report number 22/4/2019 dated April 20, 2019 about the existence of hoax content on social media, namely the circulation of videos as if there were illegal ballot boxes being opened by security forces and then stopped by mass organizations.

    "All of that is not true and not true, so in this case the West Java Regional Police reskrimsus director immediately conducted an investigation immediately," he said to reporters at the West Java Regional Police Headquarters on Tuesday (4/23/2019)

    Furthermore, said Trunoyudo, the Cyber Crime Directorate immediately arrested the suspect who was a security in a bank.

    As a result of his actions, the suspect was charged with Article 45 a paragraph 2 then Jo Article 28 paragraph 2 of the Republic of Indonesia Law number 19 of 2016 concerning ITE. Also article 14 paragraph 1 of the Law of the Republic of Indonesia number 1 of 1946 concerning the regulation of criminal law.

    "In accordance with the laws of the Republic of Indonesia with the threat of a maximum sentence of 6 years," he said

    The West Java Regional Police Head of Public Relations added some evidence collected by investigators including cellphones, identity cards and screenshots of social media accounts used to disseminate untrue news content or hoaxes. "Therefore, we are currently carrying out an investigation process," he concluded. Jo

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