South Korean agency deleted 17,000 comments to combat 'fake news'
- Concern about fake news and the uncontrollable growth of online rumors is going global, and in South Korea the national election commission is tackling the problem by targeting the comments sections of websites.
But the move is being criticized as censorship, local news service Media Today reported Thursday.
In early January, the national election commission announced plans to tackle defamation and "propaganda" online.
On Feb. 7, Lee Chul-sung, South Korea's police chief, said "fake news are to be subject to investigation by police."(Excerpt) Read more at: upi.com ...
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