South Korea is experiencing an unusually high suicide rate. The BBC notes some plausible explanations:
Many blame the rise on the country's high-pressure education system, as many of those who commit suicide are students, says the BBC's Lucy Williamson in Seoul.
Others believe the rise is a result of the country's rapid economic growth, which has led to some of the longest working hours in the developed world, she says.
But the South Korean government has a very different theory: it's the evil interwebs.
The government says a rise in harmful web material is a contributing factor.
The article doesn't follow up on this, sadly, but we can infer that the state draws on classic cyberfear: addiction, suicide support groups, general scariness online. Let's see if policies flow from this.
(thanks to Tim Pendry)