Opposition blasts novelist backing ruling candidate 2012/04/11, Source, Lee Oi-soo
By Kim Jung-yoon
Opposition supporters attacked Lee Oi-soo with fierce criticism after the novelist-turned-instigator tweeted support for a ruling Saenuri Party candidate on twitter Monday.
"I support Han Ki-ho, Saenuri candidate running for underdeveloped border areas of Cheorwon-eup, Hwacheon-eup, Yanggu-gun and Inje-gun of Gangwon Province, as I believe Han has firm determination and enthusiasm", said Lee on his Twitter account, instead of backing Jung Tae-soo of the main opposition Democratic United Party (DUP),...More
Parties to capitalize on social media 2012/01/07, Source,
Activists stage a rally calling for the revision of the Election Law in front of the Constitutional Court in Seoul, Thursday. The rally came immediately after the court ruled that the Election Law prohibiting pre-election campaigning via Twitter and other social networking services was unconstitutional. Korea Times file
By Chung Min-uck
The Constitutional Court's ruling Thursday on the use of social networking services (SNS) for election campaigns has prompted political parties to take full advantage of the new tool prior to the general and presidential elections this year,...More
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