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South Korea Fines Facebook 300K Dollars
by Guest on Mar 30, 2018
While Facebook is battling from possibilities of users jumping from Facebook platform to the others thanks to the Cambridge Analytica fiasco, now the Facebook is facing another charge from Net Neutrality Backers. Recently KCC [Korean Communication Commission] fined Facebook for allegedly throttling internet speeds while negotiating network usage fee from the local Korean internet providers.
According to the local internet providers, Facebook has rerouted South Korean users to the servers located in Hong-Kong and United States of America [USA]. Hence, it slowing its access due to their geo-location. Many of the users in South Korea feel that the Facebook nearly performed 5 Times slower than the Normal speed. They couldn’t even able to play the video on Facebook due to the lag.
Local ISP [SK Broadband] says that they received an average of 34 complaints per day. But the problem is not at the ISP Level, it is the Facebook issue.
Despite the complaints from internet service providers, Facebook supposedly didn’t actively investigate the complaints, and thus its quality of service didn’t meet South Korea’s requirement of an “appropriate level”.
The “slowdown” began in late 2016 and didn’t return to normal until October or November 2017 due to “controversies” stemming from the slow performance.
“We are baffled by the KCC’s choice. We endeavour to convey ideal execution for every one of our clients and will keep working with Korean network access suppliers toward this objective,” Facebook said.
The KCC states that in excess of 12 million individuals in South Korea now visit Facebook every day. The Commission started exploring the Facebook lull in May 2017 because of reports made by web access suppliers and broadband supporters. The Commission discovered that Facebook throttled its activity without “persuading reasons,” and fined the social site for damaging one of South Korea’s web-centered laws.
In the interim, Facebook clients in North America are clearing the informal organisation in what’s named as #deletefacebook. Aleksandr Kogan, a Russian-American brain science educator at Cambridge University, made a Facebook identity application that pulled in 270,000 willing members. But since these members have loved ones on Facebook, he reaped the data of 50 million Facebook clients.
The data was just apparently to be utilized for scholarly purposes yet rather, he imparted the information to Cambridge Analytica. At the point when Facebook found what Kogan did with this information, the social site erased his application and requested that he and every related gathering erase the information. In any case, President Donald Trump’s battle apparently paid $5 million to get to that information to control voters from Democratic applicant Hillary Clinton.
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