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Apr 12, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Social Media and Impeachment of the President: Evidence from South Korea


Approximately one year ago, Park Geun-Hye, the then president of South Korea, was impeached. Civic discontent embodied through massive street protests played a critical role in her impeachment. Many have speculated that the rise of social media played a role in the processes leading up to her impeachment.

What role did social media play in formulating people’s beliefs? Did social media mobilize people to participate in political protests? What characterizes social media users and what are the implications going forward?

In this presentation, Yong Suk Lee of Stanford University examines these questions using a survey he conducted before and after the impeachment of Park Geun-Hye, and ultimately aims to shed some light on how social media and news disseminated through social media might affect society.

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Date and Time

Apr 12, 2018 at 4:00 pm


School of Global Policy and Strategy classroom 3202

Event Registration

Registration for this event is required by Apr 12, 2018. Visit the registration page for details.

Event Fee

Free to attend


Lisa Lee    858-534-2657


Faculty, Staff, Students, The General Public

Event Host

GPS’s Korea-Pacific Program

Event Category

Talks and Lectures