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Yesterday, South Korean president Park Geun-Hye was officially ousted from her office after a special Constitutional Court decision upheld her impeachment. For the majority of Koreans, it's the end of a gruelling three-month trial and a longer national scandal. But during the biggest crisis in South Korea's young democracy, the road to impeachment was filled with fake information spread through the popular messaging app KakaoTalk, websites and newspaper-like pamphlets in which fictional Western experts named after anime characters proved made-up conspiracies and "Donald Trump" supported Park Geun-Hye.

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South Korea is in political chaos after the recent impeachment of its president, Park Geun-hye, and now, the charges of corruption are spreading to the highest levels of Samsung. A prosecutor is seeking the arrest of the company's vice chairman and de facto leader, Jay Y. Lee.

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South Korea appears to be taking a "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" approach to the forthcoming machine revolution. On Thursday, president Park Geun-hye announced plans to invest one trillion won ($1.13 billion) in the country's artificial intelligence industry by 2020, largely as a response to the recent shellacking of countryman Lee Sedol at the hands of — you guessed it — Google's artificial intelligence bot AlphaGo.

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Thousands of South Koreans tune in daily to Muk-bang (eating broadcasts): Online live-stream channels where people eats large amounts of food on camera. Those people, called Broadcast Jockeys (BJ's), became real celebrities that could earn up to $US9000 a month just by sharing meals with their lonely audience.