The blocking of information, the suspension of online services such as social media platforms, blogs or messaging apps, surveillance over what users do online and consequently the violation of privacy are characteristic of countries with strong authoritarian regimes.
South Korea, however, comes as an exception: It is a country with a rather healthy democracy that insistently seeks to censor content and websites as well as violates user’s privacy. While other democratic countries with similar freedom indexes have attempted to do the same, South Korea has gone beyond most of its peers in terms of censorship.
Full article at The News Lens’ website. Date of publication: 24/07/2019.