June 04, 2020

Uptick of pixellation, blurring on North Korean TV and web properties
Effort to obfuscate pictures and video increasingly widespread, but inconsistently applied

North Korean TV and web properties are increasingly pixellating and blurring aspects of photo and video material, monitoring of state media by NK News indicates.

The obfuscation effort – typically focused on material in the background of the shot – appears designed to make it difficult to read or analyze content in an increasingly wide range of material published by state media.