Seoulfull Op/Ed: When Words KillOctober 28, 2008 at 4:37 pm | Posted in Other, Seoulfull | 2 Comments
The suicide of actress Choi Jin Shil has become such a cause for concern that it has also garnered the attention of the English speaking media. Newsweek, an American weekly news magazine which is America’s second largest magazine ran an article in the beginning of October entitled, “When Words Kill: Suicide spurs bid to regulate the net in South Korea” bringing to attention the state of a country seemingly lost in cyberspace stating, “Korea’s growing Internet problems stem from its strength in information technology. Local portal sites such as Daum and Naver exert enormous influence on society as they nearly monopolize forums for public debates.”
Where opinion can turn into fact within a few seconds and where any individual — a CEO of a multi million dollar company with a grudge or a bored high school freshman — can express their opinion, where do we draw the line between free-speech and libel?
Seoulfull readers are citizens of the net as well, what’s your take regarding your fellow netizens? Be sure to check out the full Newsweek article HERE.
Thank you gypsy_sonata for the forward!