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Countries with Lower National Income More Likely to Believe in Fake News About COVID-19: Study

Countries with Lower National Income More Likely to Believe in Fake News About COVID-19: Study

SEOUL, March 31 (Korea Bizwire) – Countries with lower national income are more prone to believing in COVID-19-related fake news, a study showed Wednesday. The Institute for Basic Science’s Data Science Group led by Cha Meeyoung, a professor at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), analyzed data collected from 40 countries as [...]

Seoul to Step Up Monitoring Fake News on N. Korea

Seoul to Step Up Monitoring Fake News on N. Korea

SEOUL, Dec. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government will beef up efforts to monitor fake news on North Korea that “distort the policy environment” for inter-Korean relations, officials said Monday. On Friday, the National Assembly approved a 1.5 trillion won (US$1.27 billion) budget for the unification ministry handling inter-Korean affairs next year, including [...]

New Path Opens for Internet Companies to Delete COVID-19 Fake News

New Path Opens for Internet Companies to Delete COVID-19 Fake News

SEOUL, April 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Moves are afoot for Internet companies such as online portals and communities to directly delete postings that contain fake or manipulated information related to the coronavirus pandemic. The Korea Internet Self-governance Organization (KISO), an industry group of major Internet firms, said Wednesday that it had established a foundation for [...]

S. Korea to Build Open Fact-checking Platform to Prevent Fake News

S. Korea to Build Open Fact-checking Platform to Prevent Fake News

SEOUL, Aug. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — The government will set up a participatory fact-checking platform to cope with various side effects caused by the expanding use of digital media following the coronavirus outbreak. The Korea Communications Commission and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism announced these plans on Thursday. “The expanding use of digital [...]

S. Korea to Clamp Down on Coronavirus Fake News

S. Korea to Clamp Down on Coronavirus Fake News

SEOUL, Aug. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s telecommunications regulator said Tuesday it will clamp down on fake news surrounding COVID-19 as the country experiences a resurgence of the virus. The Korea Communications Commission (KCC) said it would take “stern action” against fake news on the virus, which disrupts anti-infection measures, by working with the [...]

Google to Strengthen Monitoring of Fake News and Illegal Content on YouTube

Google to Strengthen Monitoring of Fake News and Illegal Content on YouTube

SEOUL, July 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Google’s video-sharing platform YouTube will cooperate with South Korea to closely monitor and prevent the spread of fake news and illegal content, South Korea’s telecommunications regulator said Friday, citing a Google executive. Google’s Senior Vice President Neal Mohan made the comments during a videoconference with Han Sang-hyuk, chairman of [...]

Regular Briefings by Top Medical Authorities an Effective Deterrent Against Fake News

Regular Briefings by Top Medical Authorities an Effective Deterrent Against Fake News

SEOUL, June 26 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has revealed that the government’s handling of the so-called ‘infodemic’ situation, in which fake information regarding the coronavirus goes viral throughout society, has proven to be effective. Prof. Sohn Ae-ree from Sahmyook University analyzed the government’s crisis management efforts amid the coronavirus outbreak based on interviews [...]