President’s War Against “Fake News” Raises Alarms in South Korea

From a New York Times story by Choe Sang-Hun headlined “President’s War Against ‘Fake News’ Raises Alarms in South Korea”:

Allies of President Yoon Suk Yeol are attacking what they see as an existential threat to South Korea, and they are mincing few words. The head of Mr. Yoon’s party has called for the death sentence for a case of “high treason.” The culture ministry has vowed to root out what it called an “organized and dirty” conspiracy to undermine the country’s democracy.

In this case, the accused is not a foreign spy, but a Korean news outlet that has published articles critical of Mr. Yoon and his government.