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South Korean Military uses paid Cyber Trolls to Win Elections for Right Wing Party

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Before every election, agents posted online comments in favor of Saenuri, and against the opposition


At every major election - the by-election on Oct. 26, 2011, the general election on Apr. 11, 2012, and the presidential election on Dec. 19, 2012 - the South Korean military’s Cyber Warfare Command has actively sided with the Saenuri Party (NFP), a document shows.


This is the first time that reports have confirmed the specific ways in which cyber command agents were interfering in politics, which included posting and sharing messages on Twitter and other social media. According to the list of charges against Ok Do-kyung and Yeon Je-wook, former directors of the cyber command, that the Hankyoreh received from the office of Saenuri Party (NFP) lawmaker Jeon Hae-cheol on Nov. 19, the Cyber Command made a concerted effort during every major election.


From Nov. 2012 until Dec. 19 of that year, when votes were cast in the presidential election, agents with the cyber command wrote and shared hundreds of posts related to the election. The majority of these posts were aimed at supporting or opposing particular candidates.


“Park Geun-hye is the top choice for president of South Korea. She’s definitely prepared for the job,” one comment read. “If you let Moon Jae-in fool you, the floodgates will open to the North,” another said. Moon, the liberal opposition party‘s candidate for president, went on to lose to Park Geun-hye in the 2012 election.



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