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College Students Help Correct Historical Inaccuracies Regarding Jikji

College Students Help Correct Historical Inaccuracies Regarding Jikji

SEOUL, Sept. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Two Korean college students have been instrumental in identifying historical inaccuracies regarding the world’s oldest extant movable metal print book, Jikji, on online websites, and having them corrected. Oh Yu-jin, a 20-year-old college freshmen studying Korean folklore at Andong National University, discovered that the Japanese website Window to World [...]

Korean History Distorted on Google Japan’s “Knowledge Graph”

Korean History Distorted on Google Japan’s “Knowledge Graph”

SEOUL, Aug. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — VANK, the Voluntary Agency Network of Korea, a non-governmental organization, announced that historical facts were being distorted on Google Japan’s search portal as it made fun of former Korean President Roh Moo-hyun and current President Moon Jae-in. When Internet users search for the word “VANK” via Google Japan’s search [...]

Google Includes “East Sea” in Search Results for “Dokdo”

Google Includes “East Sea” in Search Results for “Dokdo”

SEOUL, Aug. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – The Voluntary Agency Network of Korea (VANK), a non-governmental organization, revealed yesterday that a quick type in the search engine Google (www.google.com) of the keywords “Dokdo,” “Liancourt Rocks,” and “Takeshima” will bring about search results pinned to the geographical location of the East Sea (Sea of Japan) and will [...]

History Education Website Cites VANK Videos

History Education Website Cites VANK Videos

SEOUL, Jun. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The Voluntary Agency Network of Korea (VANK for short), an internet-based South Korean organization that aims to correct discrepancies or inaccuracies related to Korean history and geography, said that the famed online history reference Ancient History Encyclopedia (AHE) has cited three videos produced by VANK on Korean ancient history. [...]

Educational Websites Contain Flawed History Maps

Educational Websites Contain Flawed History Maps

SEOUL, May 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The Voluntary Agency Network of Korea (VANK), an internet-based organization, stated yesterday that 16 well-known educational websites such as Britannica and Wikipedia have included the area of the former Korean kingdom Goguryeo as part of China’s Han Dynasty on their websites. On Britannica’s official website (www.britannica.com/topic/Xiongnu), the area denoted [...]

VANK to Press Google on Absence of ‘Dokdo’ in Knowledge Graph

VANK to Press Google on Absence of ‘Dokdo’ in Knowledge Graph

SEOUL, Nov. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – Cyber diplomacy organization VANK has said it will urge Google to revise information about Dokdo in its Knowledge Graph. According to VANK on Tuesday, the politically charged Dokdo Island is being indicated as Liancourt Rocks in Google Knowledge Graph search results in at least 13 languages including English, Chinese, Russian, [...]