Monday, August 11, 2008

[The Chosun Ilbo, July 2 2008] Internet Portals Must Be More Accountable

The Korea Communications Standards Commission has ordered Internet portal Daum, which served as a forum to orchestrate and incite people to intimidate and sabotage newspaper advertisers, to delete related posts on its discussion and debate sites. Daum will have to delete all writings on its sites that instruct people to call and threaten businesses about running ads in the major conservative dailies -- the Chosun Ilbo chief among them -- and that list company phone numbers, corporate organization charts, homepage information, and tips on making the threatening phone calls. The KCSC said those writings incited people to acts that are illegal under Korea’s information and communications ethics regulations, thereby harming law and order and infringing on the rights of others.

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