“Applied to public posts…private spaces such as KakaoTalk and mail are not eligible”
[서울=뉴시스] Reporter Jin-young Lee = Kakao announced the principles for eradicating all discrimination and hate speech in the digital space. Kakao is the first company in Korea to enact a principle in order to eradicate this amid growing social controversy due to the hate and hate speech of artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot’Iruda.
According to the IT industry on the 14th, Kakao released a’Kakao hate speech response policy green book’ through brunch the previous day. This green book contains the four principles of eradicating hate speech, deliberation process, and research results, which began in January of last year and has been deliberated for over a year.
Kakao said, “As online hate speech emerges as a social issue, consensus at home and abroad is widening about the need to prepare countermeasures. As a member of society, Kakao also established the principle of hate speech response to make the digital space healthier. I did it,” he explained.
Kakao also said, “Kakao’s specific efforts to solve problems in the digital space are ESG (environmental, social, governance) activities unique to digital companies.” This is my first time,” he emphasized.
According to the principles set by Kakao to eradicate hate speech, “discrimination against certain targets based on origin, race, appearance, presence of disability or disease, socio-economic situation and status, religion, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or other identity factors. “I oppose the act of insulting or rejecting unilaterally, or promotes prejudice against it.”
Kakao also defined remarks that attack specific people and specific groups based on such discrimination as heavy misrepresentation.
In addition, it contains the principle of advancing policies, technologies, services, planning, and design to respond hard to hate speech and eradicate hate speech.
However, Kakao recalled that the principle of eradicating hate speech is limited to public postings.
It has been announced that respect for privacy will be applied as a top priority for personalized services such as Kakao Talk’s private chat space, mail, and talk drawer, as well as private posts in the community.
An official at Kakao said, “We will try to create an environment where all users can enjoy the freedom of expression safely,” and “Please actively participate in the efforts to create a safe digital space for everyone.”
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