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Users Jeer at North Korean Death-by-Dog Story

Categories: East Asia, North Korea, Humor, Ideas, International Relations, Media & Journalism

A major US media outlet, NBC made one of the most sensational international reports [1] which claimed the North Korean young dictator might have had his uncle devoured by 120 ravenous dogs. Unsurprisingly, the report went viral online, but was later found out to be a confusion caused by social media satire [2]. Numerous jeers and jokes have been made about Western media's speculative reports on the world’s most reclusive nations. Ask A Korean blog [3] founder via Twitter (@AskAKorean [4]reminded people of the fake voiceover fiasco [5] back in the spring of 2013 when the inter-Korean tension was dangerously heightened.