OFFENCES PRINCIPLES AND A LIMITATION FOR DISINFORMATION VIA THE INTERNET IN INDONESIA
Actors utilize the internet to spread disinformation. The content might be irritated the public but does not cause direct distribution to public order. Article 14 and Article 15 of Law No. 1 of 1946 on Criminal Law Regulation prohibit the publication of disinformation that causes the distribution to public order. However, the implementation of the legislation shows that the panel of judges punish the actor who publishes disinformation without considering the impact of that disinformation on society. Therefore, the purpose of this research is to criticize the limitation of disinformation distribution through the internet under offenses principles. The principles are used to analyze the relevancy and limitation of criminalization in article 14 and article 15. By using document research with the statute, case, and conceptual approaches, it is concluded that the intervention of criminal law may be justified to protect public order, but the intervention shall be limited which strict requirements.