Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Korea Policing the Net. Twist? It’s South Korea.

Sang-Hun, Choe. "Korea Policing the Net. Twist? It’s South Korea." The New York Times, August 10, 2012.

From the article: "… a crackdown on Internet freedom would be notable, but perhaps not surprising, in China, with its army of vigilant online censors. But the avid policing of social media in these cases took place in South Korea, a thriving democracy and one of the world’s most wired societies.

The seeming disconnect is at least partly rooted in South Korea’s struggle to manage the contradictions in eagerly embracing the Web as one way to catch up with the world’s top economies, while clinging to a patriarchal and somewhat puritanical past." Read more