South Korean chat room bullies face end to their internet anonymity
Posted in: Government & Policy at 01/07/2007 09:00
Cyber-bullies who plague internet chat rooms with obscene and insulting comments will be banned under the first national scheme to strip them of their anonymity.
People going online will be forced to provide their real names and social security numbers under a new law that makes internet portals responsible for policing message boards and weblogs.
South Korea enforces curbs cyber bullying (AFP)
South Korea on Thursday started enforcing a new law aimed at curbing the country's notorious cyber bullying by preventing internet users from hiding behind false IDs.