Social Media Rumour Bulletin

Internews works with Translators without Borders and other groups to collect and analyze rumors and misinformation related to COVID-19. Data is collected in six languages across Asia.

This bulletin relies on social media data collected by monitors working for Internews and partner organizations. Data is collected both manually and with the use of specialist monitoring platforms. The bulletin aims to provide tools and resources to help journalists and community workers to respond to misinformation they encounter in their work.

Last modified: July 15, 2021

Language: Bahasa Indonesian, Chinese, English, Tagalog, Thai, Urdu, Vietnamese

RESOURCES

Tools

Examples

    COVID-19 Infographics, Indonesia

    These infographics are intended for the general public, and explain various aspects about dealing with COVID-19. Click on an image to see it larger.

    Bijak Pakai Masker/Masker

    An Infographic about the importance of wearing mask as one of the three key behaviors in COVID-19 prevention

    Sumber Infomasi – Media Social (source of infomation – social media)

    An infographic about trusted sources of information related with COVID-19 on social media. These accounts belongs to the Directorate of Health Promotion and Community Empowerment Ministry of Health (Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, Facebook, and website)

    Jaga Jarak/Phyisical distancing

    An infographic about the importance of physical distancing as one of three key behaviors in COVID-19 prevention, including the examples of some activities that we usually did before the pandemic such as gathering, that is now forbidden/not recommended.

    Cara Batuk & Bersin/coughing

    An infographic on how to cough and sneeze properly in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19

    Interactive Voice Response (IVR)

    An infographic about IVR service related with COVID-19. The menu consists of what is COVID-19, the spread and symptoms, and prevention. The IVR menu is updated regularly based on the latest update provided by the Ministry of Health.

    Jika harus ke dokter/Faskes (visiting health service)

    An infographic about new health protocols related with COVID-19 when we visit health services

    Jika keluar rumah (if we have to go out)

    An infographic about health protocols related with COVID-19 (wearing mask, maintaining physical distancing, and have the handsanitizer ready) when we are out in the public.

    Sumber Infomasi – Website – source of infomation – website

    An infographic about source of information – website. These websites are managed by the COVID-19 National Task Force.

    Cara Buat Masker Sendiri (how to make your own cloth mask)

    An infographic about how to make your own cloth mask

    Ibadah dari rumah (praying from home)

    An infographic about praying from home since most of the religious sites are closed due to COVID-19 especially related with maintaining physical distancing.

    Peran Nyata Tokoh Masyarakat (roles of community leaders)

    An infographic about the roles of community leaders in COVID-19 pandemic such as providing valid information to counter hoax, misinformation, and stigma

    Cuci Tangan Pakai Sabun (handwashing)

    An infographic about handwashing with soap as one of the three key behaviors in COVID-19 prevention, which also includes the steps in doing proper handwashing with soap.

    Isolasi mandiri (self-isolation)

    An infographic about self-isolation; what do we need and can do during the 14 days of isolation.

    Jika sakit jangan panik (what to do when we are sick)

    An infographic about not panicking when we have similiar symptoms with COVID-19.

    Orang Tanpa Gejala/asymptomatic person

    An infographic about asymptomatic person, including the definition and what to do if you fall into this category

    Orang Dalam Pemantauan/Suspect

    An infographic about people who are suspected to get COVID-19 and what to do when you fall into this category

    Pasien Dalam Pemantauan/Confirmed case

    An infographic about people who are confirmed to have COVID-19 and the general symptoms of COVID-19

    Apa yang bisa dilakukan saat PSBB/Large Scale Social Restriction

    An infographic on what can we do during the large-scale social restriction including practicing the three key behaviors for COVID-19 prevention

    Apa yang tidak boleh dilakukan saat PSBB/Large Scale Social Restriction

    An infographic about activities that are not recommended during the Large-Scale Social Restrictions including gathering, praying in religious sites, education in school, etc.

    Nutrisi Puasa/Nutrition during fasting month

    An infographic about maintaining good nutrition intake during fasting month in order to stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic

    Silaturahmi dengan Teknologi

    An infographic about the use of technology to meet families and friends (virtual meeting) especially during the fasting month and Eid holiday.

    Tidak Mudik

    An infographic about not visiting families in the village especially during the fasting and Eid Holiday. Visiting families in the village during fasting month and Eid holiday is considered as a yearly tradition for Indonesian people especially for the moslem.

    Sholat Tarawih dan Sholat Ied

    An infographic about not conducting sholat tarawih (special prayer during fasting month) and sholat Ied (special prayer on Eid day) in public. It is recommended to do both prayer at home with limited number of people.

    Ramadhan di rumah saja

    An infographic about staying at home during fasting month. In Indonesia, it is tradition to get together for breaking the fasting each day. However, during the COVID-19 it is recommended not to do this kind of tradition, instead, it is better to break the fasting at home with family.

    This campaign includes radio spots, video spots, infographics, and a Question and Answer booklet.

    Source: Breakthrough ACTION/Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

    Date of Publication: December 24, 2020

    COVID-19 Radio Spots, Indonesia

    These radio spots are intended for the general public, and explain various aspects about dealing with COVID-19.

    Radio Spots

    • Adaptasi Kebiasaan Baru – Puskesmas – emphasizes the need to adapt to new habits in light of COVID-19 in Puskesmas, which is a community health facility.
    • Adaptasi Kebiasaan Baru – 3 Perilaku Kunci – promotes three key behaviors for COVID-19 prevention (handwashing with soap, wearing mask, and physical distancing)
    • Adaptasi Kebiasaan Baru – Peran warga desa – targeted the general public on community members’ involvement to prevent the spread of COVID-19
    • Jaga Jarak/Physical distancing – A radio spot about physical distancing that targeted the general public
    • Tunda Mudik – A radio spot about the recommendation of not visiting families in the village during the Eid holiday. In Indonesia, it is a tradition to visit families in the village (grandparents and relatives) during the Eid holiday and celebrate the Eid together.
    • Cuci Tangan Pakai Sabun/Handwashing – A radio spot about the importance of handwashing with soap and steps in doing handwashing in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19
    • Cara Batuk Bersin/Coughing – A radio spot targeted the general public that contains the information on how to cough and sneeze properly in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19
    • Masker/mask – A radio spot targeted the general public that contains the information on the importance of wearing mask in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19

    Radio Ad-Lib Briefs

    • Cuci Tangan Pakai Sabun/handwashing – A brief for radio ad-libs on handwashing with soap including the importance of handwashing with soap as one of three key behaviors in preventing the spread of COVID-19 and also the steps in washing hand with soap.
    • Jaga jarak/physical distancing – A brief for radio ad-libs on physical distancing including the importance of physical distancing as one of three key behaviors in preventing the spread of COVID-19.
    • Cara batuk & bersin/coughing – A brief for radio ad-libs on how to properly coughing and sneezing in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19
    • Tidak Mudik/phyisical distancing – A brief for radio ad-libs on not visiting families in the village during Eid holiday. This is also part of physical distancing behavior.
    • Stigma – A brief for radio ad-libs on stigma especially on the burial ceremony.
    • Masker/Mask – A brief for radio ad-libs on wearing mask as one of the three key behaviors in COVID-19 prevention. It also includes how to use mask properly.
    • Roles of Religious Leader – A brief for radio ad-libs targeted the religious leaders and their roles in COVID-19 prevention which includes providing valid information to counter hoax, misinfomation, and stigma since religious leaders are still considered as source of infomation for Indonesian.

    This campaign includes radio spots, video spots, infographics, and a Question and Answer booklet.

    Source: Breakthrough ACTION/Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

    Date of Publication: December 22, 2020

    COVID-19 Video Spots, Indonesia

    These television spots are intended for the general public, and explain various aspects about dealing with COVID-19.

    • Cuci Tangan Pakai Sabun/Handwashing – A 60 second version and a 30-second version of a TV PSA on the importance of handwashing with soap and steps in doing handwashing in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19
    • Masker/Mask – A 60 second version and a 30-second version of a TV PSA on the importance of wearing mask as one of the key behaviors to prevent the spread of COVID-19
    • Jaga Jarak/Physical distancing – A 60 second version and a 30 second version of a TV PSA targeting the general public on physical distancing as one of the key behaviors in COVID-19 prevention
    • Adaptasi Kebiasaan Baru – Puskesmas – A TV PSA targeting the general public on new health protocols related with COVID-19 in Puskesmas (community health facility)
    • Adaptasi Kebiasaan Baru – Peran warga desa – A TV PSA targeting the general public on community’s involvement in COVID-19 prevention
    • 3 perilaku kunci/3 key behaviors – A TV PSA targeted the general public on the 3 key behaviors (handwashing with soap, mask, and physical distancing) for COVID-19 prevention
    • Berubah Usir Wabah – A TV PSA about the importance of behavior change especially the three key behaviors (handwashing with soap, mask wearing, and physical distancing) to reduce the spread of COVID-19

    This campaign includes radio spots, video spots, infographics, and a Question and Answer booklet.

    Source: Breakthrough ACTION/Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

    Date of Publication: December 22, 2020

    Breakthrough ACTION COVID-19 Indonesia

    Breakthrough-ACTION activities in Indonesia will focus on providing assistance to the overall RCCE Coordinating Task Force to finalize strategy and develop the mapping of activities by themes and geographic areas.

    Program activities include:

    Working with religious leaders and Ramadan messaging

    • Youth Religious Leaders
      • Providing staff to support the National COVID-19 Task Force – focused on the public communication component.
      • One focus is the community channels – disseminating materials and messages coming out of the Task Force to community networks, mainly through online channels
    • Indonesian Girls: Actions to Fight Corona Virus
      • Webinar for young women from the youth religious organizations: “Indonesian Girls Actions to Fight Corona Virus”
    • Social Media and Ramadan
      • Praying at home for morning and evening prayers
      • Linking with the MUI’s fatwa on praying from home and not gathering at the Mosque or together for prayers
      • Steps to take – washing hands with soap, using your own prayer rug, etc.
      • Tips on fasting and when you shouldn’t fast

    Source: Breakthrough ACTION/Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

    Date of Publication: July 21, 2020