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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 [...]

Authorities Crack Down on Fake News Ahead of Local Elections

Authorities Crack Down on Fake News Ahead of Local Elections

SEOUL, April 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government is using technology to crack down on fake news and illegal election practices ahead of the upcoming local elections. The National Election Commission has adopted a digital authentication service, a new system developed by the National Forensic Service (NFS) designed to authenticate online content and collect [...]

South Korea Battles Fake News

South Korea Battles Fake News

SEOUL, Apr. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — With local elections on the horizon, South Korea is making all-out efforts to root out fake news, with both the government and online platforms implementing changes and cracking down on questionable content. Speaking at the Korea Press Center last Thursday, Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon, acknowledged the serious threat fake news [...]

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 [...]