SOCIALIZATION ON HOW TO DEAL WITH HOAX INFORMATION TO JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN OEBELO VILLAGE, KUPANG TENGAH – EAST NUSA TENGGARA
This community service activity was carried out to provide understanding as well as anticipation to teachers in Oebelo village, Kupang Tengah, Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia regarding news that contains false and misleading contents (hoax). Teachers who have more time with their students, are expected to transfer their understanding so that they will not easily believe unverified news. These understanding and anticipation were also delivered to junior high school students (grade VIII to IX) that in reality had started to know information technology – social media. The development of information technology – social media that has positive and negative impacts must be seen as important and urgent matter to be handled properly. This development should be directed towards improving the quality of human resources (human capital development) in this millennium era. However, in reality, even false news or messages have a detrimental effect on a person or community. Therefore, as the final result of this activity, two guidelines will be made; how to anticipate hoax news and how to utilize abundant information sources through the development of information technology, especially internet media. This is done as part of the effort to improve the quality of human resources.