South Korea's National Intelligence Service accused of abusing Twitter to sway elections

South Korea's National Intelligence Service accused of abusing Twitter to sway elections
Prosecutors have claimed that South Korea's National Intelligence Service (NIS) abused Twitter in an effort to support Park Geun-hye for president during last year's elections.

The president ended up winning by one million votes last December and many have accused the campaign team of foul play ever since.



Allegedly, NIS agents posted over 1.2 million tweets in praise of Park and her policies, as well as tweets that slandered her rivals, dubbing them North Korea sympathizers.

There were 26,550 original tweets that computer programs then disseminated on Twitter, adding up to over 1.2 million total tweets or retweets.

"What's clear so far is that the National Intelligence Service and other state agencies had engaged in a systematic and massive intervention in elections," opposition party leader Kim Han-gil stated after the news was released.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 28 Nov 2013 11:11
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  • Mrguss

    Welcome to the alternative news outlets.
    Rich People Manipulating Govts. using their Mass Media brainwash machine is going down....

    +5000

    29.11.2013 16:44 #1

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