Dio Suhenda (Jakarta Post)
Fri, March 18, 2022
In recent weeks, some of the country’s most prominent political names have cited findings from analyzes of big data, mostly from social media conversations, to back up controversial claims that a majority of Indonesians support the extension of the term of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo. .
But experts have warned against relying on such analysis, arguing that questionable methodology and a potential lack of representation in the data collection process could lead to distorted conclusions in capturing the public opinion on certain speeches.
They point out that recent polls have revealed a stark contrast to politicians’ claims, as most respondents said they would like the 2024 election to be held as scheduled.
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