Wednesday, May 07, 2008


The JoongAng Ilbo had a story about how prosecutors are trying to crack down on online sites that spread rumors about American beef. This concern over mad cow disease and the government's action to allow American beef into the country has really gone further than I expected. In this case, it is clear that society is controlling the national attitude on the government decision and the government is trying really hard to regain control. However, they are failing. This is the article about how the rumor webpages are being called cyberterrorism.

This is an article that talks about the rumors being spread online about Lee Myung Bak, including the rumor that he ceded Dokdo to Japan. Why would people even believe these things?! I think kids have a lot to do with it.

1 comment:

Joo-Eun Kim said...

That is true. I also heard the people who are discussing anti stuff are usually elementary students and middle school students in Korea. Government is still government which is elected by Korean people. Using Internet to spread untruthful information and cry down people without evidence is problem of Internet especially in Korea. Korean netizens are so good at being anti or being against government online.