Hoax in the Context of Infosphere: The Role of Homo Poieticus in the Information Ecosystem

Taufik Asmiyanto, Akhyar Yusuf Lubis, Wahyu Catur Wibowo


This article discusses the hoax phenomenon plagues this nation amid the heating up political tension approaching the simultaneous election of head of region. This situation is clearly very dangerous for the survival of a healthy nation and country. The appropriate thinking solution and strategic steps must be pursued by involving all parties. In terms of ethics, the concept of homo poieticus suggested by Luciano Floridi seems to be used as answer of this problems. This research aimed to reflect on the concept of homo poieticus understood as an ethical agent, as the creator of situation influenced by ethical appreciation. The method used was hermeneutics. The findings show that the figure of homo poeiticus is a moral agent that not only focuses on the consequences (a posteriori) of the actions conducted, but highly consider the process (a priori). The figure of homo poieticus that has the poietic awareness and ability should be able to create a conducive environment and full of goodness by avoiding the increase of enthropy in the information ecosystem. Every moral agent who becomes homo poieticus will always strive in accordance with his ability and awareness to create, maintain and preserve the coolness if the information ecosystem.

Keywords: Homo Poieticus, Hoax, Infosphere, Level of Abstraction (LOA)

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