South Korea has just published a law that aims to limit the growth of the cyber bullying in the country. Legislation now obliges users to use real names to identify themselves, as well as providing their social security number before posting comments or blogs, an initiative that takes the name of «Internet real-name system».
Internet portals will also be required to keep a record of the activities of users, identified with this system, and before a court order they will have to disclose personal information – such as names and addresses – of Internet users accused of cyber-pressure on other users .
According to news from the France Press Agency, cyber bullying has become a complicated social issue in South Korea, where Internet users take advantage of the anonymity of the Internet to publish malicious articles and messages, with accusations of sex scandals.
Recently two celebrities from TV and pop music committed suicide after allegedly being victims of cyber bullying
South Korea is one of the countries with the highest Internet penetration rate, with almost a third of the population having high-speed connections.
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