Online limits to South Korea pre-election speech freedoms

South Korea has accessible and fast Internet, as well as a working democracy. However, this is not reflected in the pre-election discussions, due to a law permitting deletion of alleged libel or privacy violations. Although anonymous online posts have been allowed since 2012, they are not permitted starting two weeks before the election. Other nuances of online freedom of speech are discussed in ‘Online curbs limit South Korea pre-election speech freedoms‘.