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Posted by Yaki-Jones 17 days ago

North Korea's latest attempt at YouTube relies on vlogs by a 11-year-old child

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An 11-year-old vlogger who speaks fluent English turns out to be North Korea's latest attempt at YouTube. 

On April 26th, an 11-year-old vlogger from Pyongyang posted her first video. In the first video published on her channel, she introduces herself as SongA from Pyongyang with a perfect British accent. On the surface, the said YouTube channel is just an ordinary vlog channel run by a talented child. However, the truth is, that the channel is highly likely North Korea's latest propaganda to boast about its national wealth and spread its political ideology. 

The North Korean government used to indoctrinate directly on YouTube by running channels such as 'DPRK Today' and 'Red Star TV', however, these national channels were shut down by YouTube for violating the community guidelines. As a result, North Korea is now using personal channels with vlogs as means to avoid Google's sanctions.  

According to North Korean studies Professor Lee Woo Young of Kyungnam University, North Korea is trying to rebrand its national image as well as to show off its national power in the midst of the pandemic by sharing its citizens' 'daily life'. 

SongA continues to show off Pyongyang's leisure infrastructure including a water park in her latest update as shown below.  

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KOMORII
KOMORII416 pts 17 days ago 3
17 days ago

The fact that her speech pattern is clearly that of someone who has been instructed how to talk is so telling..

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whatever1015,946 pts 17 days ago 3
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Honestly idk who North Korea is trying to fool since the internet is strictly if not forbidden in the country so how the heck are they just letting some little girl go around uploading videos on Youtube where she can just as easily watch the newest K-pop and Western music releases???

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