Korea Policing the Net. Twist? It’s South Korea.

August 13, 2012 by admin
Filed under: Censorhip, Technology 

Park Kyung-sin, one of the few members of the government’s Internet regulatory board appointed by opposition parties, says political elites feel threatened by the openness of the Internet.

SEOUL, South Korea — A government critic who called the president a curse word on his Twitter account found it blocked. An activist whose Twitter posting likened officials to pirates for approving a controversial naval base was accused by the navy of criminal defamation. And a judge who wrote that the president (“His Highness”) was out to “screw” Internet users who challenged his authority was fired in what was widely seen as retaliation.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/13/world/asia/critics-see-south-korea-internet-curbs-as-censorship.html?pagewanted=all


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