politics
How South Korea’s Fake News Hijacked a Democratic Crisis

Last Thursday, South Korean president Park Geun-Hye was officially ousted from her office after a special Constitutional Court decision held up her impeachment. For the majority of Koreans, it’s the end of a gruelling three-month trial and a longer national scandal. But during the biggest crisis in South Korea’s young democracy, the road to impeachment was filled with fake information spread through the popular messaging app KakaoTalk, websites and newspaper-like pamphlets in which fictional western experts named after anime characters proved made-up conspiracies and “Donald Trump” supported President Park Geun-Hye. Read More >>

samsung
Everything We Know About the Insane Scandal Rocking Samsung and South Korea

Exploding phones are the least of Samsung’s worries. On Thursday night, a South Korean court formally removed the country’s president, Park Geun-hye, from office. The removal came four months after a corruption scandal rocked the foundation of not just the South Korean government, but also the nation’s biggest company. Read More >>

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Samsung Raided Over Presidential Cult Scandal Because Hey, Why Not?

Between exploding phones, exploding washing machines and, uh, more exploding phones, Samsung has had a pretty rough year, but thanks to an embattled president and a mysterious cult leader, 2016 somehow just got even worse for the beleaguered tech giant. Read More >>