Social Media and the Issue of 'Gafatar' in Indonesia

Abstract

Gafatar (Fajar Nusantara Movement), which was established in 2011, became controversial being accused of blasphemy, and treason agains the state in early 2016.  The government then repatriated thousands of their followers from Mempawah, West Kalimantan. This paper examines how the media framed the controversy, and consequently shaped public opinion of the movement.