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South Korea: Ordinary Citizen's Extraordinary Feat in Revealing Election Manipulation

Categories: East Asia, South Korea, Citizen Media, Digital Activism, Elections, Politics, Protest

Twitter user @zarodream [1] has been receiving congratulatory messages from fellow South Korean Tweeters for providing crucial leads in unraveling the spy agency's election manipulation activities done via Twitter [2]. According to interview [3] [ko], @zarodream, a 40-year-old ordinary office worker with zero professional knowledge nor special interest in politics, has spent about a year following the spy agency trails on Twitterphere and was able to track down their key accounts and connected accounts’ online activities.