Korea Communications Standards Commission
Bangsong Tongsin Simui Wiwonhoe
|Headquarters||Yangcheon District, Seoul|
On September 2011, the KCSC has decided to open up its three discussion committees to the public.
The KCSC has required Korean citizens to enter government issued ID numbers in order to post political comments online.
- It is alleged that the KCSC has been heavily biased in favor towards the Lee Myung-bak government. On August 3, 2008, KCSC requested the internet portal, Daum, to delete posts and commentaries that express against Lee Myung-bak during the heyday of the anti-beef imports.
- Some lay members of the National Assembly protested against KCSC's censorship-like decision to monitor contents in social network services and mobile apps.
- Moon Yong-sik (문용식) CEO of the South Korean internet contents company, Nowcom, has expressed concerns about the KCSC becoming the tool to monitor and to censor online contents that express anti-government and anti-big business messages.
- The KCSC had considered penalizing SBS and MBC for showing Twitter messages that are critical against President Lee and his government.
The KCSC planned to set up a regulatory office dedicated to supervise the posts on SNS outlets. However, the Constitutional Court of Korea has ruled against KCSC's decision to regulate voting-related posts on SNS outlets.
- Fans of South Korea's popular variety show, Infinite Challenge criticized the KCSC for pointing out negative remarks towards the show.
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- (Korean) 중국이나 한국이나…SNS 감시 ‘닮은꼴’, similarities between South Korea and China's approach on internet censorship
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