Being an active member of a Pinoy forum has kept me up to date with what’s happening in the Philippines. Almost a month ago, I came across a blog that I had read about in PEx. The title of the thread is Another EDISON CHEN SEX scandal in the making… The blog has reached monstrous popularity because of the steamy and scandalous posts it contains. It seemed to be like a follow-up to Kitty Go’s When Chic Happens and Chic Hits the Fan, which I really enjoyed reading (in the bathroom!).
According to legal beagles back home, the blog is libelous as it has mentioned real names of real people (and in a very negative manner). And bloggers are claiming freedom of speech. At least they can still post anonymous comments! You can’t do that here or really risk being sued for libel.
Anonymous commenting in Korean sites is next to impossible. Even if you use a nickname to post, you’ll still need a real Korean ID number and a name to register. That’s why if you have a Korean ID, it’s important to protect it (as it is much like the US’ SSN). Ordinary netizens here have been sued by famous Korean actors/actresses for posting rumors or just negative comments.