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South Korea : Review of social media boosted
06 Dec 2011
BY ALICE PURKISS

Plans to intensify South Korea’s review of web content, including social networking sites and mobile phone applications have been released.

The review, which aims to combat a surge in “illegal and harmful” information online, has been underway since 2008, but the Korea Communications Standards Commission’s latest plans to reshuffle departments will make way for a review team that will oversee new media content.

Social media users and civic groups believe the new plans constitute a clamp down on freedom of expression.

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