Report: North Korea Flooding YouTube with Communist Propaganda Videos

Breitbart | 9/8/2017 | Staff
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The South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo identified in a report Tuesday a flood of North Korean propaganda videos appearing on YouTube, over a year since the site censored the country’s official channels.

The YouTube channel RedStar TV has reportedly uploaded over 1,600 videos to its 12,300 subscribers, including live broadcasts from the state propaganda channel Korean Central TV and ten-minute highlights of their coverage. The channel allegedly takes donations via a web service known as WebMoney, believed to have been developed in Russia, with payments available in Russian rubles, Euros, U.S. dollars, and Bitcoin.

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Chosun Ilbo identified other channels such as DPRK Today and DPRK Now entirely devoted to promoting North Korea as an utopia. The videos are popular; one video about late communist dictator Kim Il-sung amassed over ten million views at press time.

According to Chosun Ilbo, the videos reportedly serve as a way for North Korean propaganda to reach audiences in South Korea, where North Korean websites are blocked. Google, the company that owns YouTube, did not respond to comment from Breitbart News on the ethical questions surrounding this use of their services.

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Update: YouTube issued the following comment to Breitbart News:

YouTube complies with all applicable sanctions and trade compliance laws – including with respect to content created and uploaded by restricted entities. If we find that an account violates our Terms of...
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