VIVA – Social media is a big information center in today’s era. In 2020 in particular, a lot of information was conveyed through several social media platforms to make it viral and discussed by the wider community.
Even the government takes serious problems that go viral if they conflict with the applicable law or violate SARA. A number of viral news has caught the attention of readers, from the emergence of a new kingdom in Indonesia to the king and his queen in prison to public cases involving FPI’s high priest, Habib Rizieq Shihab.
VIVA summarizes 10 terviral news throughout 2020, including:
1. Abal-Abal Kingdom: Keraton Agung Sejagad to Sunda Empire
2020 is the year of the emergence of a fake kingdom or palace. It begins with the Keraton Agung Sejagat (KAS) led by a fake King and Queen, Toto Santoso (42) and Fanni Aminadia (41) in Pogung Jurutengah Village, Bayan District, Purworejo Regency, Central Java.
Toto as the king of KAS once told one of his followers that by paying a certain amount of money, he could get the title of a three-star palace retainer at the palace. He was also promised that he would get a large nominal salary and in the form of US dollars.
The disclosure of the Keraton Agung Sejagat seemed to be the trigger. One by one a new kingdom appeared to the public. One of them is Sunda Empire, which was founded by Rangga Sasana. Similar to Keraton Agung Sejagat, Sunda Empire also claims to rule the world.
2. Netizens echo #indonesiatererah because of the handling of COVID-19
Social media is also busy with the word Indonesia It’s up to you due to the unclear policy for handling COVID-19 in May 2020. One photo that is busy being uploaded by several people including influencers is a doctor who uses complete Personal Protective Equipment and holds a paper with ‘INDONESIA??? GIVE UP !!! Just Like You ‘.
Even Indonesia Terserah had become a trending topic on twitter with #Indonesiaterserah. They consider what some people do by staying quiet at home is a waste of time because crowds continue to occur in various places.
3. The Predator’s Story Sex Fetish Cloth Jarik Shocks Social Media Universe
The story about a person with a deviant sexual orientation, which is called sex fetishTwitter has shocked the social media universe. Fetishism is a sexual desire for a part of the body or object, and the sufferer will be aroused when he sees, hears, feels, or fantasizes about certain objects or body parts.
The excitement began with the upload of a man on Twitter named Mufis with the account @m_fikris on July 29, 2020. He started a series of tweets with the sentence “Predator ‘Fetish Kain Jarik’ under the guise of Academic Research from PTN Students at SBY – A Thread.”
Mufis claims that the story he told was a personal experience that began with a message on Instagram from a man named Gilang. The man admitted that he was a student of Airlangga University, Surabaya, class of 2015.
4. Bu Tejo’s cries in the Watch Film
Bu Tejo, played by Siti Fauziah Saekhoni, suddenly became a trending topic on Twitter because of a short film, entitled Tilik. The film by Ravacana Films in collaboration with the Yogyakarta Special Region (DIY) Provincial Culture Office has actually been produced since 2018.
However, the new Tilik film was uploaded to YouTube and premiered on Monday, August 17, 2020, to coincide with the celebration of Indonesia’s 75th Anniversary. Tilik told about the journey of a group of women who went by a truck to visit the village head. During the trip, the women gossiped about the figure of Dian who was the flower of the village.
The figure of Bu Tejo in the short film which has a duration of about 32 minutes is widely discussed by netizens, because it is able to portray the figures of mothers in real life. Bu Tejo has the character as a ‘burner’ of gossip and a tackler among mothers.