North Korea goes viral: How Seoul’s unification minister spread rumor as fact
Analysis of over 5,400 YouTube videos sheds light on direction of inter-Korean policy under Kim Yung-ho
South Korea’s new unification minister Kim Yung-ho is a controversial pick, evidence to many that the Yoon Suk-yeol administration has little real interest in engagement with North Korea.
The political science professor was a prolific YouTuber until this year, and his social media activism reveals much about the direction of the unification ministry and the populist direction he aims to steer it toward.
Until he deleted his channel “Professor Kim Yung-ho Reads the World” in June, Kim had uploaded more than 5,400 videos since 2018 — at times averaging four hours of new content per day. But
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