December 01, 2023

YouTube terminates new North Korean propaganda channel, weeks after launch

Prompt deletion of Sonamu TV account follows site’s previous removal of DPRK-linked Echo of Truth channel

YouTube has already terminated a new North Korean channel launched in late July in connection with a resurgent propaganda push, monitoring by NK News showed on Friday, the latest in a string of YouTube actions against DPRK-linked channels.

The Sonamu TV channel — which featured a handful of blog-style videos starring female host Jin Hui — was part of North Korean propagandists’ efforts to create social media-friendly content for international users in recent weeks.