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Fake News About N. Korea Causes Distrust, Impasse in Inter-Korean Relations

Fake News About N. Korea Causes Distrust, Impasse in Inter-Korean Relations

SEOUL, May 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Unsubstantiated rumors and speculative media reports about North Korea could cause mutual distrust between the two Koreas and create an “impasse” in inter-Korean relations, an expert said Monday. Kim Dong-yeop, a research professor at Kyungnam University’s Institute for Far Eastern Studies, also called for more efforts to create “high-quality” [...]

Elementary School Students Learning to Distinguish Between Real and Fake News

Elementary School Students Learning to Distinguish Between Real and Fake News

SEOUL, April 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Education said Tuesday it will develop and distribute new educational content to help students develop their “media literacy” capabilities to critically evaluate media reports. The new content has been created as an auxiliary textbook concept that will be used in Korean language classes for fifth and [...]

Japanese Fake News Spreads to Encourage Anti-Korean Sentiment

Japanese Fake News Spreads to Encourage Anti-Korean Sentiment

SEOUL, Aug. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — A fake news website in Japan that posts offensive articles about South Korea is reigniting controversy among netizens. Last Sunday, one South Korean netizen shared a fake news article most likely written by a Japanese individual on a local online community. “The news articles on the website are either [...]

Prime Minister Orders Officials to Sternly Tackle Fake News

Prime Minister Orders Officials to Sternly Tackle Fake News

SEOUL, Oct. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon ordered government officials Tuesday to sternly tackle the spread of fake news that he said is disturbing democracy in the name of free speech. At a Cabinet meeting, Lee raised the need to hold accountable those who produce fake news and spread it intentionally. “(Fake [...]