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· November, 2012

Stories about South Korea from November, 2012

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Beloved Presidential Candidate in South Korea Bows Out

  26 November 2012

With the presidential election just a month away, South Koreans were surprised when the top contender suddenly dropped out of the race. This unprecedented political move was made by South Korea's beloved entrepreneur-turned-politician, Ahn Cheol-soo, who is widely seen as the most apolitical and least corrupt candidate in the nation's recent political history.

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Confessions of Paid Political Trolls in South Korea

  19 November 2012

The practice of hiring trolls to hijack the comment section in online political posts is an open secret in South Korea. These paid commenters copy-and-paste slanderous messages crafted by their leaders and post it on major online platforms, some more skilled workers conjure up original vicious comments all by themselves.

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Top 10 Global ‘Gangnam Style’ Parodies

  3 November 2012

South Korean rapper Psy's catchy song and goofy dance hit 'Gangnam Style' has broken the Guinness World record for the most "liked" video in YouTube history and spawned countless parodies. Here are the 10 best copycats of Gangnam Style picked from a slew of meme videos.

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