[Graphics by Song Ji-yoon]
The most tweeted word in the social sector in South Korea for this year was ‘school MeToo’ as the the Me-Too movement has led to a flood of confessions by students who spoke out on sexual harassment and assaults by teachers and others on school grounds.
According to Twitter Korea on Wednesday, the ‘school MeToo’ topped the list as the most tweeted word in 2018 in the society sector and other feminist movement-related words like ‘molca’ (hidden camera) and ‘hyumo’ (misogyny) were also included in the list.
The MeToo movement in Korea was sparked by prosecutor Seo Ji-hyun who came forth with her experience of being sexually abused by a senior prosecutor. Her revelation led to an explosion of reports of sexual assault and harassment in numerous sectors including schools, universities, film and entertainment industries.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in (@moonriver365) became the most tweeted-about politician in Korea, followed by scandal-hit Gyeonggi Province Governor Lee Jae-myung (@Jaemyung_Lee) and Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon (@nylee21). North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ranked fifth.
This was the outcome of the tally by Twitter Global and Daum Soft from January 1 to November 10 in 2018.
By Lee Sun-hee and Choi Mira
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