Samsung pressures Korean newspaper to kill coverage of anti-Samsung film

The president of an online newspaper in South Korea ordered editors to take down an article about the anti-Samsung film Another Promise, then sent apologetic text messages intended for Samsung executives who had apparently complained about the paper’s coverage. But the texts from NewDaily Biz’s president, Park Jung-kyu, were accidentally sent to journalists at fellow South Korean publication Pressian, which then published them with names redacted. The texts suggest that NewDaily Biz killed the article about Another Promise under pressure from Samsung.

The article, which was posted on February 5th, reported that celebrities were spending their own money to fund screenings of the film. Another Promise is a fictionalized portrait of…

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