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Smilegate Establishes Datasets for Online Hate Speech

Smilegate Establishes Datasets for Online Hate Speech

SEOUL, Jan. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Online game developer Smilegate Holdings Inc. said Thursday that it had established datasets for hateful online comments and speech through its artificial intelligence (AI) center. Alarmed by the sharp increase in hate expressions in online spaces, Smilegate’s AI center established datasets for hateful online comments and speech as a [...]

70 pct of Korean Compatriots in Japan Suffer from Hate Speech

70 pct of Korean Compatriots in Japan Suffer from Hate Speech

SEOUL, April 7 (Korea Bizwire) – Five years have passed since the Japanese government enacted legislation to prevent hate speech, but Korean compatriots in Japan are still exposed to everyday discrimination. The Korean Resident Union in Japan conducted a survey of 1,497 Korean compatriots currently studying at high school, university, and graduate school in Japan [...]

S. Koreans More Sensitive to Hate Speech Related to Political Orientation or Place of Birth

S. Koreans More Sensitive to Hate Speech Related to Political Orientation or Place of Birth

SEOUL, Sept. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans, in general, tend to react more sensitively to the expressions of hatred on the grounds of political orientation or place of birth, rather than those on account of race or religion. Prof. Lee Seung-sun from Chungnam National University and Dr. Choi Jin-ho from Hanyang University conducted a [...]

Transgender Student Withdraws University Application, Still Faces Discrimination

Transgender Student Withdraws University Application, Still Faces Discrimination

SEOUL, Feb. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — A transgender individual who was accepted to Sookmyung Women’s University’s Law School after undergoing sex change surgery last year has decided to withdraw her application after being subjected to a torrent of hate speech from some students. In the meantime, some students’ ridicule and accusations against the transgender student [...]

Seoul’s Reformed Student Rights Ordinance to Crack Down on Hate Speech

Seoul’s Reformed Student Rights Ordinance to Crack Down on Hate Speech

SEOUL, Sept. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul Metropolitan Council passed a new amendment bill earlier this month that will discourage the use of hate speech in schools under the city’s new student rights ordinance. Back in March, an elementary school teacher caused controversy after calling a student with an ethnic minority background ‘China’, as well [...]