Seoul’s Suseo Police Station will once again summon for questioning today the NIS agent accused of conducting illegal electioneering.
Mind you, they’ve yet to discover evidence that she left any comments anywhere. But investigators have managed to confirm she did press “like” or “dislike” 288 times on 269 posts at a particularly website (which was apparently a progressively oriented humor site). Of these, 94 of the posts dealt with the election. And she did this using 16 IDs registered with emails accounts with Yahoo Korea, so no Korean ID numbers were used. To some, this reeks of an organized effort, although to Yours Truly, it seems more like your garden variety sock puppet.
Legal experts are not sure whether simply expressing support or opposition for something amounts to violating election laws. If the goal was simply to express an opinion, it might not be.