On December 22, the Chilean Interior Ministry released a report on elements they felt encouraged citizens to protest against the government. According to Time24 News, “The study considered the behavior of social networks and found that K-pop is among those accusing of fomenting the protests.”
The behavior of nearly 5 million social network accounts was monitored and analyzed between October 18 and November 21.
Violent protests in Chile have led to the deaths of at least 11 people.
Media outlet RT shared a video of one of the protests, which was labeled as a “K-Pop rally” by the government, being broken up by police using water cannons and gas canisters.
Police disperse ‘K-Pop rally’ after Chilean President blamed recent riot waves on the Korean music genre pic.twitter.com/oddirW6Ydd
— RT (@RT_com) December 28, 2019