Monday, August 11, 2008

[The Chosun Ilbo, June 24 2008] Children Exposed to Cyber Misinformation

Even children are exposed to misinformation on the Internet, not least on dedicated web portals. Junior Naver, the children's site of the country's largest web portal, is a prime example. When typing in the search term "mad cow disease,” users connected to the Juniver Knowledge Section, which is full of preposterous questions and answers posted by young children and students.

Claims include that Americans import safe beef from grass-fed Australian cattle while exporting beef “even beggars don't eat."

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