People's Daily: South Korea has a long way to go to put an end to "cyber violence".


People's Daily: South Korea has a long way to go to put an end to

Original title: putting an end to "network violence" is a long way to go.

Author: Chen Shangwen

In 2018, the world cup is being launched in Russia, and the South Korean Internet curse war is also being staged at the same time. Looking back on these days, with the South Korean team's competition going on, the radical speech on the opponent country and its members suddenly flew around. Many Korean players have shut down social media accounts in the face of internet violence.

Winning or losing is the common practice of a soldier. How will it be attacked? Behind the wanton catharsis of South Korea's network "spray" reflects the growing network violence. As one of the most developed countries in the Internet community in the world, 1 people in every 4 people in Korea have encountered or implemented cyber violence in six months. According to the data published in February this year by the South Korean Communications Commission and the Korean network of Internet revitalization, the proportion of students and adults who had carried out cyber violence in the respondents was 16.2% and 18.4%, respectively. 16.6% and 23.1% of the students and adults, respectively, said they had been subjected to cyber violence, social networks, chat software, and online games as the main "channel" for victimization.

"Like silencing guns", there is such a metaphor in Korean public opinion that the harm of cyber violence is far more serious than imagined. In June 2005, a girl refused to clean up his pet dog's excreta in the subway car in Seoul, and was photographed and uploaded to the Internet by a cell phone and triggered "human flesh search". Under the pressure of widespread abuse and accusation, the girl apologized publicly and dropped out of school, thus suffering from mental illness. Since then, people are increasingly aware that frequent network abuse, garbage information dissemination, malicious "human flesh search" and other network violence have brought great impact to the Korean society. Of these events, the most important concern is that Choi Jin Sil, a South Korean film star, has committed suicide because of the Internet rumor that the Internet rumor and rumor are the backstage push of the tragedy.

Many landmark events have prompted the Korean government to legislate the real name system in 2007. However, as the related supervision is not in place, the technical guarantee is not mature, the real name of the network is very small, and some websites also cause the leakage of personal information of tens of millions of users because of the hacker attack. In addition, South Korea regards social media sites as the private sector and excludes them from the real name system, resulting in the existence of the real name system. Finally, the exploration of Korean real name system in 2012 withdrew from the stage of history and almost solved the proposition of solving network violence.

According to a recent statistics from the South Korean police office, the number of reports on network reputation damage and network insults in 2017 was 13348, compared with 5684 in 2012. The current law on the use and information protection promotion of the information and communication network in Korea has special penalties for the destruction of reputation by the dissemination of rumors through a network or a smartphone. But in reality, law enforcement against cyber violence is lacking. The data from the South Korean court of justice showed that in 2014, there were 1706 people who had been punished for criminal penalties in first instance in violation of the law, and nearly half of them were fined, and the amount of punishment was just "Dragonfly".

As a result, the "goodwill reply" campaign launched by the South Korean folk has produced a wide range of influence, allowing many young people to accept a friendly network concept. However, Internet management is far from enough to rely on goodwill. In the face of increasingly out of control Internet discourse, more and more Korean people are calling for a clear network environment.

We must put an end to "network violence", protect "spiritual safety", and let "silencing guns" no longer kill people quietly. South Korea is exploring, but it has a long way to go.


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