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Audio of Indonesian president-elect is from old interview, not ‘dripped taping’

Screenshot of the false TikTok post, captured on May 20, 2024

Audio from an old interview where Indonesia’s president-elect discuss unfavorable marketing from “foreign minions” resurfaced in Might 2024 posts saw countless times that incorrectly declared it was from a “dripped” call. The audio of Prabowo speaking was raised from a tv interview with the ex-general in 2014 soon before he was beaten in an election with Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.

“VIRAL!!! Prabowo Subianto’s phone recording has actually been dripped,” checked out Indonesian-language text superimposed on a TikTok video shared on Might 15, 2024.

The video — saw more than 175,000 times — reveals a still picture of Indonesia’s president-elect saluting, as the audio from the “dripped” taping plays.

In the recording, Prabowo states: “So, individuals who do unfavorable marketing or ‘black’ marketing — in my viewpoint, in my sensation — there are some groups, and they are in fact foreign powers’ minions.

“For them, Indonesia cannot have a strong and tidy leader.”

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Screenshot of the incorrect TikTok post, recorded on May 20, 2024

The very same audio was utilized in other posts shared on TikTok, Facebook; and brief video platform SnackVideo here and here, jointly acquiring more than 7 million views.

It distributed after Indonesia’s election commission officially stated Prabowo the next president of the world’s third-largest democracy on April 24.

While he will not take the reins from outbound leader Jokowi till October, concerns have actually currently been raised about Prabowo’s dedication to democracy.

An editorial in The Jakarta Post stated the president-elect had actually raised “alarm amongst the general public, in specific civil society” after he explained democracy as “extremely, extremely strenuous” and “extremely, extremely unpleasant and expensive” (archived links here and here).

In Might, throughout an interview with Bloomberg at the Qatari Economic Online forum, he dismissed “issues” raised by his critics that he may secure down on democracy, stating they were “comprised” by the press which he had actually gotten the “permission” from the Indonesian individuals to rule the island chain country (archived link).

However the audio distributing on social networks is not a “dripped” phone recording.

Tv interview

A keyword search on YouTube discovered the very same audio in an interview entitled “One hour closer to Prabowo tvOne” released on the YouTube channel “Talk Program tvOne RELOAD” on December 18, 2023 (archived link).

Television One is an Indonesian television station.

Throughout the program’s intro, it states “Prabowo is getting more severe about going into the politics by running for president in the 2014 election”.

At the time of the interview, Prabowo was running for president versus Joko Widodo, who would go on to win and lead the nation for the next years.

The audio utilized in the deceptive posts was raised from the interview’s 5:10 to the 7:41 mark.

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A screenshot of Prabowo speaking in the television One interview

Text on the video suggests it was initially relayed on September 15, 2014.

The very same interview was likewise released on another of the broadcaster’s YouTube channels — “tvOne Digital” — in its totality here and in much shorter sections here on March 21, 2021 (archived links here and here).

AFP has actually unmasked other false information about Prabowo here.

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