Ministry asks netizens to 'speak right' during Ramadhan

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Secretary general of the Ministry of Communication and Informatics, Mira Tayyiba, at the Nuzulul Quran commemoration here on Thursday (April 29, 2021). (kominfo.go.id)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Ministry of Communication and Informatics has urged Internet users, or netizens, to speak “good things” on digital platforms, especially during Ramadhan.

“Let us speak the right things, good things, and beneficial things,” secretary general of the Ministry of Communication and Informatics, Mira Tayyiba, said in a press release on the Nuzulul Quran (the day of the revelation of the Quran) commemoration here on Thursday.

Referring to the event’s theme ‘Let’s Speak Good’, Tayyiba urged the public to keep spoken and written communication positive, and understand that not everything posted on digital platforms is good, for instance, hoaxes and conflict spread online.

“This theme becomes contextual since in the digital era, we have opportunities to broaden the horizons, improve and develop knowledge through Internet utilization. Hence, the world seemingly turns to be borderless and information comes from all over,” she pointed out.

“Fake news, hate speeches, endless conflicts also throng our digital rooms,” she added.

She then highlighted that Nuzulul Quran means happiness, particularly for the ministerial staff because they can gather again in good health, either face-to-face or online.

“I have been missing this Nuzulul Quran commemoration because last year it was unable to be held. However, we understand the event was impossible to be organized due to the condition at that moment. Alhamdulillah (Praise be to God), this afternoon, we can celebrate by surely observing the health protocols,” she said.

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