Koreas to Open Joint Liaison Office on Friday
North and South Korea will open a joint liaison office on Friday aimed at fostering cross-border communications and relations.
South Korea's Unification Ministry announced Wednesday the new office will be opened in the North Korean city of Kaesong, located near the border that splits the rivals.
The ministry says the liaison office will become "a round-the-clock consultation and communication channel" aimed at "easing military tensions and establishing peace on the Korean Peninsula."
Both nations will deploy up to 20 officials to staff the office.
The idea for the liaison office grew out of the April summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. It was scheduled to open last month, but was delayed due to an impasse between North Korea and the United States over the pace of North Korea's dismantling of its nuclear weapons program, a promise Kim Jong Un made during his summit with President Donald Trump in Singapore in June.
The situation has since improved after a South Korean presidential delegation traveled to Pyongyang last week and personally met with Kim, who passed on a letter to President Trump offering to engage in a second round of talks.
共和党人远比民主党人对社交媒体新闻的看法更为负面，他们中有72％的人认为那些新闻不准确，相比之下有46%的民主党人和55％的独立人士有同样看法。皮尤民调员Katerina Eva Matsa表示，这与多年来对新闻媒体政治态度的研究一致。
Facebook仍然是在线新闻消费的主要平台，43％的受访者表示他们在那里获取新闻。 YouTube排名第二，占21％，Twitter排名第三，占12％。 Instagram和Reddit等其他主要社交媒体平台均占个位数的百分比。
Survey: Number of Americans Getting News on Social Media Slows
About two-thirds of American adults say they occasionally get their news from social media, according to a survey released Monday by the Pew Research Center.
The number is 1 percent more than last year, indicating a slowdown in the growth of news consumption on social media.
Despite the popularity of social media, 57 percent said they expected the news they received on these platforms to be inaccurate.
Republicans were far more negative than Democrats about social media news, with 72 percent saying they expect it to be inaccurate. Forty-six percent of Democrats and 55 percent of independents reported feeling the same. Pew surveyor Katerina Eva Matsa said this falls in line with years of research on political attitudes toward news media in general.
"We've seen stark differences between Republicans and Democrats when it comes to the perception of fairness, the media's watchdog role, trust toward the media," Matsa said.
Despite the partisan breakdown, more people listed accuracy as their greatest concern with news on social media than political bias. Thirty-one percent were concerned with accuracy, while 11 percent worried about political bias.
Facebook remained the dominant platform for online news consumption, with 43 percent of respondents saying they get news there. YouTube came in second with 21 percent, and Twitter third with 12 percent. Other major social media platforms such as Instagram and Reddit scored in the single digits.
Reddit stood out as the site where the highest portion of its users were exposed to news, at 73 percent. Twitter and Facebook came in second and third respectively, with 71 percent and 67 percent.