Korean govt using “China-style” internet censorship, say critics

The Korean government has come under criticism after blocking hundreds of gambling and porn websites using a method described as “China-style internet censorship,” The Korea Times reports.

On February 11, the Korea Communications Standards Commission (KCSC), the country’s internet censorship body, announced it had blocked 895 foreign-owned websites with “harmful” content.

KCSC said it used Server Name Indication (SNI) in order to block the websites – sparking controversy among many people over how much control the government should have on what is being accessed on the internet.