Obama draws suspicion with Korean contest
SEOUL | That maven of social media, President Obama, brought his act to Korea this week and got accused of disguising himself as a phony supporter in an online contest.
In advance of Mr. Obama’s visit, the U.S. Embassy here sponsored a competition called Ask President Obama. The three winning questions from Koreans received written responses from Mr. Obama.
But the president noted in a nuclear-policy speech Monday at Hankuk University that somebody who posted comments in the contest accused him of posting positive remarks about himself using a fake name.
“One of you . . . this is true . . . asked this question: ‘Have you posted, yourself, a supportive opinion on a website under a disguised name, pretending you are one of the supporters of President Obama?’ ” Mr. Obama said to laughter from the
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