Korea’s Internet Commission handles online mob abuse
November 14th, 2006

via BBC news:

Online mobs first demonise those they disagree with, then the victim’s home address, credit card details, and even their boss’s phone numbers get passed around. All of Korea’s police stations now have a cyber terror unit to help deal with the problem. The number of cases referred to Korea’s Internet Commission tripled last year.

“Often using other people’s login to a website, these people spread bad rumours aimed at affecting the victim’s social status,” said Chun Seong Lee, Liaison Officer at the Cyber Terror Response Centre.
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Next year a new law will come into force which will force Koreans to reveal their name and ID number before they share their opinions online.
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Sung-Ho Kim represents Korean Internet Service Providers. He says they cannot remove offensive material quickly enough. He wants the government to cut off some people from the internet altogether.


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