On Aug. 7, Naver Corporation announced that it will temporarily shut down the comments sections for its sports news articles sometime this month. It is believed that Naver made this decision to take tougher action against cyberbullying, as volleyball player Go Yoo-min recently reportedly committed suicide because of vicious online comments. However, the corporation will continue to operate the comments sections for its Live Talk channel, in which people can deliver words of encouragement to their favorite teams and players while watching live sports games. Naver added that the channel will be operated with the technology of AI Clean Bot 2.0, which is known to effectively filter out malicious online comments.
Yejin Hwang Staff Reporter
1. Why did Navershut down the comments sections for its sports news articles?
2. What is the Live Talk channel?
3. What is the AI Clean Bot 2.0?
1. Why do you think people leave hate comments?
2. Do you think public figures should be able to cope with hate comments?
3. What are other ways to stop cyberbullying?
4. Do you think the issue of cyberbullying will ever be solved?