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Mobile Forensic on Social Media for the Spread of Covid-19 Hoaxs using National Institute of Justice Method

International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2021
Lalu Hendri Bagus Wira Setiawan, Imam Riadi

Lalu Hendri Bagus Wira Setiawan and Imam Riadi. Mobile Forensic on Social Media for the Spread of Covid-19 Hoaxs using National Institute of Justice Method. International Journal of Computer Applications 183(40):48-55, December 2021. BibTeX

	author = {Lalu Hendri Bagus Wira Setiawan and Imam Riadi},
	title = {Mobile Forensic on Social Media for the Spread of Covid-19 Hoaxs using National Institute of Justice Method},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {December 2021},
	volume = {183},
	number = {40},
	month = {Dec},
	year = {2021},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {48-55},
	numpages = {8},
	url = {},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2021921800},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}


Technological advances are currently also very progressive, one of which is marked by the development of information dissemination facilities. Besides being used as a medium for communicating, social media is also often used to disseminate information about the surrounding environment. Social media commonly used by people include Twitter and Instagram. Both of these social media are easily accessible from your smartphone. The progress of the information media is not spared by irresponsible people who use social media to spread false information (hoax), especially in the current situation where the issue of covid-19 is rampant. This is the reason for researching the Twitter, and Instagram applications. It is hoped that this research can find digital evidence in cases of spreading fake news or hoaxes of COVID-19. This study uses forensic tools such as MOBILedit forensic, Magnet Axiom, and Autopsy using the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) method. That is by identification, collection, testing, analysis, and reporting. The results of digital evidence obtained using MOBILedit forensics, namely, accounts, deleted posts, messages, pictures, audio, videos, and documents, Magnet Axiom tools managed to get accounts, pictures, while autopsy tools got pictures, audio, video, and documents.


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Forensics,Mobile, Hoax,Instagram,Twitter, NIJ