South Korean Economic Blogger Acquitted (For Now)
from the phew dept
Earlier this year, we were quite troubled by news reports out of South Korea, concerning a (formerly) anonymous blogger who had been arrested for his financial commentary online that had been so good that it moved markets. He was charged with “spreading false rumors,” when in reality the problem was that the info he was spreading was pretty accurate, and that was the problem. But, the good news is that he’s now been acquitted, as the court noted that there was no evidence that the guy intended to spread false information, and that he appears to have believed the content he was writing. Of course, the case may not be over yet, as many expect the government to appeal.