The South Korean Communications Commission (KCC, for its acronym in English) stated this Tuesday that “false information about COVID-19 is a serious crime” and as such it announced “serious measures” for all these people, physical or legal Spread misinformation about the pandemic.
The KCC has stated that disinformation is not only a crime against society but also “creates discomfort among the population and a loss of confidence in the authorities”, which makes it difficult to “comply with quarantine measures”. and thus endanger public safety.
We intend to take tough measures against this type of disclosure, “the KCC said in a statement that also urged the population to act as whistleblowers if they believe they are facing false news and messages.
For its part, the country continues to face the recent outbreak which has put the epidemiological situation on high alert. More than 300 cases per day were recorded over several days, which had not occurred since the pandemic broke out a few months ago.