BBM Channels

Indonesian army to use BBM to prevent spread of hoaxes and misinformation

The Indonesian Army (TNI AD) has created an official BBM Account to prevent the spread of hoaxes and misinformation.

The official BBM Channels account will be used by the TNI AD as a medium of sharing actual information and clarifying any hoaxes relating to the military unit.

“As a messaging application, from and for Indonesia, BBM continues to develop various content that is relevant to the community, one of which is by providing military information directly from the TNI AD,” said Vice President Product BBM, Hadikusuma Wahab

BBM Channels is a service that allows users and brands to create channels within BBM. Users can subscribe to the channels while the channel owners can push out custom content to subscribers.

Channels include anything from personal users to brands to communities

The TNI AD will utilise the BBM Official Account as a medium of dissemination and communication between organisations and communities.

“In celebrating this collaboration, BBM also launched a sticker package, BBM users can download stickers of the TNI AD for free,”

The Head of the TNI AD Information Service Brig. Gen. TNI Candra Wijaya commented on the collaboration between the TNI AD and BBM.

“BBM is a message application belonging to the Indonesian people, for which the TNI AD cooperates with BBM to be the right media to provide information in the digital era,” said Candra.

Candra explained that the information in the official TNI AD account on BBM could help increase public understanding of the duties and obligations of the military unit throughout Indonesia.

Candra hopes that various information from the TNI AD can strengthen the unity the Indonesian people.

“The rapid flow of information now makes the TNI AD have to actively provide accurate information about the TNI AD. Therefore, the public can seek official information from the TNI AD through the official TNI AD account on BBM,” said Candra.

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