Two civic teams shaped following the Itaewon crowd crush requested the media and IT corporations to shut remark sections for information articles on the tragedy forward of the memorial ceremony commemorating the a centesimal day for the reason that catastrophe.
The primary group was established by 170 members of the family of the victims and the opposite by 188 civic organizations.
“We name on the media to cowl the memorial ceremony with prudence in order that it may be a time for honest commemoration,” the civic teams introduced in an announcement launched on Thursday. “And we urge the media and IT corporations to plan a forward-looking coverage on remark sections, which have turned hotbeds for secondary victimization.”
The 2 teams requested the media to shut the remark sections under on-line articles masking the Itaewon crush in the course of the three-day lengthy ceremony, which runs from Friday to Sunday. They requested Naver and Kakao to quickly droop the commenting companies on their web sites.
The teams requested for the closing of remark sections forward of a memorial ceremony on Dec. 16 final 12 months. Kakao closed its commenting service, however Naver stored its service open because it permits media shops to have full management.
Commenting arose as a social difficulty when a survivor of the crush dedicated suicide after studying malicious feedback on-line.
“Malicious feedback broke my coronary heart,” the survivor’s mom mentioned when she was requested what harm her probably the most.
The households of Itaewon crush victims urged the federal government to “devise detailed countermeasures towards secondary victimizaiton” throughout a press convention on the Nationwide Meeting on Dec. 13.
“We closed remark sections of the just about all articles on the Itaewon tragedy from the start,” a director-level KBS official mentioned in a gathering with the viewers on December. “The interview with the sufferer’s mom by no means had its open.”
“Some households requested our reporters to shut down the remark part for all articles as a result of secondary victimization is prevalent,” an official from YTN mentioned in his assembly with viewers. “We’re discussing whether or not we want the part in any respect.”
BY SOHN DONG-JOO [[email protected]]