Democracy and Facebook - A Case Study of Anti-LGBT's Facebook Post Removal on Indonesian Netizens

Abstract

This research aims to provide an overview of how Indonesian netizens voiced their anti LGBT (Lesby, Gay, Bisex, and transgender) views on their Facebook account. This study uses a netnography method to observe Facebook account of Indonesian netizens that are voicing anti-LGBT expression. The results show that the new media is not value free.  Administrators of the new media, in this case are administrators of Facebook community, have their own values. Those who are not in line with the value of the Facebook community had their contestation with the administrator's values removed.