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Title Multi-layer Analysis and Understanding of False Information about North Korea
Category North Korea Studies
Year 2020
Written by

Kwan-Sei Lee etc. writer

Date of Isste 2020.06.26
ISBN 979-11-88024-40-7 (03340)

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In early May, the IFES realized the serious negative impact of the North Korea-related false information -- from speculation about Kim Jong-un's grave health to speculation about his death -- and published a report on the topic.
 
The report’s analysis was cited by many media outlets, and at various academic conferences many discussions were held on the distribution process of fake news related to North Korea, its impact on our society, and its harm. In addition to the increased interest and understanding of misinformation related to North Korea in the government, political circles, domestic and foreign media, and academic experts, is a deeper analysis that allows us to seriously think about responding to misinformation related to North Korea.
 
During the spreading of fake news about North Korea, it was easy to forget when the crisis was escalating and when it happened, but the report made us all aware.
Above all, the necessity to analyze the phenomenon that false information related to North Korea is periodically generated and spread from a multi-faceted and multi-layered perspective was realized.
The last report was published as a summary, making it somewhat difficult for the general public to grasp the full background of the issue.
To complement this, the IFES prepared a more comprehensive report, Multi-layer Analysis and Understanding of False Information about North Korea. Through the analysis of causes, implications, and cases by type, the follow-up report helps to improve our understanding of the spread of false information related to North Korea.
At the same time, with the addition of discussion on legal punishment and foreign case studies, the report discusses the possibility of practical discipline on the distribution of fake news.
We hope that this multi-layered analysis will help others contemplate and reflect on the issue.
 
It is hoped that the persistent harm caused by such fake news will be eliminated and the inter-Korean relations will continue through constructive talks, ultimately creating a peaceful atmosphere on the Korean Peninsula.


 
Case Analysis of the Distribution of False Information about North Korea: Focusing on 'Kim Jong-un's Person (Health)'
Kwan-Sei Lee Director of IFES
 
False Information about North Korea and the Security Issue
Dong-Yub Kim (Professor of Kyungnam University)
 
Social Impact and Response of False Information about North Korea
Woo Young Lee (Prof. of University of North Korean Studies)
 
Social Psychological Analysis of the Spread of False Information about North Korea
HyungJong Lee (Research Professor of Kyungnam University)
 
 
Psychological Analysis of the Main Actors in the Spread of False Information about North Korea
HyungJong Lee (Research Professor of Kyungnam University)
 
False Information about North Korea, and How to Prevent It
Eul-Chul Lim (Professor of Kyungnam University)
 
False Information about North Korea and Criminal Punishment
Seohwa Park (Research Professor of Kyungnam University)
 
Measures to Strengthen Objectivity and Accountability of North Korea-related Information
Cheol-wun Jang (Research Fellow, Korea Institute for National Unification)


 
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