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AI Fact Checker Will Tackle Fake News, KAIST Professor Says

AI Fact Checker Will Tackle Fake News, KAIST Professor Says

DAEJEON, Nov. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – A KAIST professor has said artificial intelligence-based fact checkers could be more effective than humans in tackling fake news in the future. Professor Cha Mi-young, who teaches computing at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST), said big-data efforts to quickly discover and prevent fake news from [...]

South Korean Web Portals Accused of Promoting Too Much Clickbait

South Korean Web Portals Accused of Promoting Too Much Clickbait

SEOUL, Sept. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – A new report warns South Korean web portals are geared towards clickbait, a worrying trend that could lead to widespread fake news and cause political polarization in the public. The report released on Tuesday by researcher Choi Dong-uk from the Korea Development Institute looked into how different political views are [...]

South Korean Lawmaker Proposes Anti-Fake News Bill

South Korean Lawmaker Proposes Anti-Fake News Bill

SEOUL, Jul. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean lawmaker has proposed a bill that would allow Internet service providers to delete fake news posts, amid growing concerns over their influence on political stability and evidence from other countries. Lawmaker Lee Eun-kwon, a member of the Liberty Korea Party, set forward a reform bill on Wednesday [...]

S. Korean Gov’t Calls for Crackdown on Fake News Ahead of Election

S. Korean Gov’t Calls for Crackdown on Fake News Ahead of Election

SEOUL, Mar. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on Monday called for a stern crackdown on fake news and other election crimes with the presidential election 41 days away. During a meeting of related ministers on preparation for the May 9 election day, Hwang also instructed the government to employ [...]

Top Ten Promising Technologies of Future Include Fake News Spotting AI

Top Ten Promising Technologies of Future Include Fake News Spotting AI

SEOUL, March 21 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korea Institute of S&T (Science and Technology) Evaluation and Planning presented Monday the top ten promising technologies of the future, which included artificial intelligence that tracks down fake news.  Fake news has become a serious social issue for South Korea, as for the rest of the world, costing [...]

Fake News Could Cost South Korea 30 Trillion Won Every Year, Analysts Say

Fake News Could Cost South Korea 30 Trillion Won Every Year, Analysts Say

SEOUL, March 20 (Korea Bizwire) – The negative economic impact of fake news on the South Korean economy and society is costing the country an annual loss of a whopping 30 billion won, analysts from the Hyundai Research Institute (HRI) have found. A report on fake news and its economic damage from the HRI released yesterday [...]

South Korean Police to Crack Down on Fake News

South Korean Police to Crack Down on Fake News

SEOUL, March 14 (Korea Bizwire) – As the fake news phenomenon is taking the world by storm, South Korea is also feeling the effects of the dangerous media trend, with law enforcement agencies poised to intervene. Five incidents of fake news are currently being investigated by the South Korean police after they reported 19 other [...]

Chinese Fake News Propagates Anti-Korean Sentiment amid THAAD Feud

Chinese Fake News Propagates Anti-Korean Sentiment amid THAAD Feud

SEOUL, March 7 (Korea Bizwire) – Adding to Lotte’s recent misery in its business operations in China, the South Korean retail giant has recently been the target of fake news on Chinese online communities that promoted anti-Lotte and anti-Korean sentiment.  According to sources from China, an alleged interview with Lotte Group Chairman Shin Dong-bin went [...]