February 21, 2024

North Korea produces new vanity vlogs in social media propaganda comeback

State media-linked Weibo, Twitter accounts imitate online influencers to burnish country’s reputation abroad

North Korea’s social media propaganda operations have made a resurgence in recent weeks after going mostly quiet late last year, resuming months after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called on the nation’s propagandists to regroup and improve their messaging abroad.

In four new vlogs, a female host named Jin Hui speaks Mandarin Chinese and English and tours various attractions in Pyongyang.