Ardyan M. Erlangga

Environmental Extremes

We Meet the People Burning Down Indonesia’s Forests

Hundreds of individuals directly contribute to the fires engulfing Indonesia’s forests, causing the haze that has enveloped parts of Southeast Asia. But why isn’t the government going after the corporations that hired them?
Hendra B
Ardyan M. Erlangga
9.23.19
turning points

How a Swat From a Rolled-Up Newspaper Was the Beginning of the New Order's End

Gen. Suharto stepped down from power in 1998 amid widespread protest. But it was a smaller protest, in Germany of all places, that may have sealed his fate.
Ardyan M. Erlangga
4.6.18
Can't Handle the Truth

Nope, Johannes Marliem Isn't Tweeting From Beyond the Grave

After a slow week of fake news, Indonesia's hoaxers back with one of the hardest hoaxes to crack yet.
Ardyan M. Erlangga
8.20.17
Can't Handle the Truth

Sorry, You Can't Pay Off Your Debts With Soekarno's 'Lost Gold'

Because you all knew SwissIndo would eventually make it in here.
Ardyan M. Erlangga
8.13.17
Can't Handle the Truth

Nope, a Virgin Mother Didn't Just Give Birth to a 'Magical Baby'

Talking babies, declarations of war, and a plot by communist-Islamist terrorists to infect us all with HIV. Here's another wrap-up of the worst fake news stories of the week.
Ardyan M. Erlangga
7.31.17
Can't Handle the Truth

Sorry, Kuwait Isn't Going to Foot the Bill for Your Wedding

After a short break we're back (because the hoaxes just don't stop).
Ardyan M. Erlangga
7.23.17
Can't Handle the Truth

Sorry, Gadjah Mada Wasn't Muslim: Internet Hoaxers Try to Rewrite History

Welcome to another installment of "Can't Handle the Truth."
Ardyan M. Erlangga
6.18.17
Can't Handle the Truth

Don't Worry, East Java Didn't Just Pass the Death Penalty for Single People

Our weekly roundup of Indonesia's worst hoaxes and fake news.
Ardyan M. Erlangga
6.11.17
Can't Handle the Truth

When a Parade Becomes a Riot: This Week's Worst Hoaxes

And other totally fake, totally irresponsible stories to make the rounds this week.
Ardyan M. Erlangga
6.4.17
Can't Handle the Truth

A Haunted Motorcycle and Other Fake Stories This Week

That's right, a haunted motorcycle.
Ardyan M. Erlangga
5.28.17
Can't Handle the Truth

Bearded Spies Need Not Apply and Other Hoaxes This Week

Facial hair, hactivists, and Interpol notices round out this week's roundup of Indonesia's worst fake news and hoaxes.
Ardyan M. Erlangga
5.21.17
May 98 Riots

The May 98 Riots Claimed 200 Lives in a Single Fire. Here's What They Left Behind

When the Yogya Center mall went up in flames it marked the tail end of nearly a week of violence and looting in the Indonesian capital.
Ardyan M. Erlangga
5.15.17
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