May 17, 2021

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The mysterious network filling social media with anti-North Korea graphics

Often crude agitprop could be linked to South Korean intelligence, analysts say

A mysterious network of dozens of websites, blogs, and social media accounts have since May 2015 been posting hundreds of cartoons, infographics, and political messages criticizing North Korea’s human rights record and leader Kim Jong Un, an investigation by NK News has shown.

The network, which analysts say is likely state-sponsored but that South Korea's spy service denied a connection to, appears to be based in the Republic of Korea and methodically cross-posts translations of the same material between a network of at least 55 accounts targeting regional audiences around the world.