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Posted by olmal AKP STAFF Saturday, October 19, 2019

Netizen who spread malicious rumors involving Girls' Generation's Sunny and actor Lee Seo Jin convicted of defamation

AKP STAFF

A netizen who spread malicious rumors involving Girls' Generation's Sunny and actor Lee Seo Jin online was convicted of defamation. 

On October 18, Magistrates' court in Daejeon sentenced netizen A to 6 months in jail and 2 years of suspended sentence along with 80 hours of community service.

The judge said, "The defendant has posted a malicious rumor on the Internet community with over a million users, which has a high potential of diffusion... such act needs to face severe consequences for its implied danger to the society." 


Netizen A initially posted the said rumor on October 18 at 9:54 AM KST in 2018. 

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stevekpoprock233 pts Saturday, October 19, 2019 14
Saturday, October 19, 2019

I Agree but also Disagree with Magistrates' court in Daejeon sentenced.

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It will be difficult to impose "fair" sentenced.

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I AGREE: With 80 hours of community service, they could even increase more hours, community service is a constructive sentenced, this can help make the guilty reflect before spreading a rumor just for disturbing or defame. The guilty should also make a monetary payment as reparations because of her/his malicious rumor that committed on the Internet community, but the monetary payment should be put in an account to help people suffering from mental health.

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I DO NOT AGREE: 6 months in jail just for making or writing a comment based on a rumor, it seems exaggerated, I do not agree, maybe 2 to 3 days of detention could be reasonable but not 6 months, such like I disagree when the court gives so few years of jail to "some" men who were obviously guilty of having hit or sexually abused women.

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Recall that many politicians worldwide were found guilty in their corruption but it all started with "The Rumors" by people or even press, without those rumors no one would have begun to seriously investigate if those corrupts politicians were involved in such crimes.

In South Korea there are good politicians and corrupt politicians, as well as good idols/persons such as perverse idols/persons too, now that rumors are punished with jail in South Korea, Perverse idols/persons and corrupt political can freely commit their crimes without anyone accusing them because they can accuse any knetz of malicious rumors. I feel sorry because while Law try to save the lives of good idols and good ppl on the other hand law is restricting the free expression of opinion to the rest of the country and knetz.


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while we see how "some" wicked celebrities who committed serious crimes but are free, they were never even 3 month in jail.
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myfirstwasmblaq700 pts Sunday, October 20, 2019 0
Sunday, October 20, 2019

Six months for one rumor? That seems excessive. Meanwhile I just read on CNN that a South Korean man was sentenced in SK to only 18 MONTHS for running a site on the dark web for child pornography. There were thousands of videos of children abused by adults. He actively requested users to film videos and post them to the site. Victims as young as 6 months.

Since the site was available to the US, the US is considering requesting that he is extradited to the US to be charged there too. If convicted in the US, he would get 30 years. I hope this happens.

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