For those of you who don’t know, “Echo of Truth” was the channel of a North Korean girl, making vlog videos about her daily life in the DPRK. Since her channel started getting too popular, YouTube banned her multiple times. Now I find that even the WSJ had to attack her. I think this shows that Western Media is quite fragile and pathetic.

The Free Penguin
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Wait, people can access YT in the DPRK? I thought there was an intranet!

Frog of War
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There was a similar channel I used to watch of a man who’d film his day in Pyongyang on “hidden” GoPro’s, so it seems like erasing these channels from the face of the earth is common for youtube.

My favourite of his videos is the one where he walks into a convenience store and buys a bag of chips, and the cashier gives him an uncomfortable look when she notices the camera.

@NothingButBits
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I think I know who you’re taking about. His channel is still up. His best video is when he goes to a computer store. He getting massively downvoted and people in the comment section go nuts, lol.

Frog of War
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I wasn’t able to find his channel the last time I searched for it, and assumed it had to’ve been deleted. Neat to know I may have been wrong.

Could you find it again and post a link?

Muad'Dibber
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I wonder how youtube justified banning her.

They’re YouTube. They don’t need to.

@Amorphous
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Yeah whenever someone asks me how they can do the kind of thing that you need to contact support for on youtube, I just have to laugh. It’s such a weird thing to try to get across to someone that this company literally does not even pretend to care. They will not listen to your concerns, they will not help you with anything, they will not explain their actions.

AFAIK Youtube’s “support” for regular creators is a Twitter account. It’s a joke.

@AgreeableLandscape@lemmy.ml
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Serious question: So did she get special government approval to post to YouTube or is NK not as shut-in from the internet as westerners have been led to believe.

@dengismceo
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there was an interview with a young man from the DPRK conducted two years ago (i think? i can’t find it) and in it he was asked about the internet. he said as far as he knew, their government does not specifically block any sites but since their internet comes from china some sites are blocked

@NothingButBits
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I’ve heard many versions about North Korean internet. That they have their own intranet. That they have full access to the internet but connection to western websites is very slow so most don’t use them. Honestly there is so much misinformation about the country that it’s hard to know for sure.

✨ krawieck ✨
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is there some place where I can see archived videos?

@NothingButBits
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If you search on YT you might find videos showing parts of her videos or compilations. Of course you’re gonna have to sit through source less accusations of how its all propaganda.

Makan
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Definitely.

@notali_beral
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While I definitely disagree with the decision to remove this channel - I think they should’ve just put a banner below it, some link to wikipedia about North Korea or sth like that, not remove the whole channel, but c’mon let’s not delude ourselves: I looked through some of the videos and this content is clearly designed to make NK look as good as possible to kind of an absurd extent, like random people just randomly saying that they have a lot of food, like, cmon, nobody says things like that during normal conversations. Or supposedly great restaurant, that somehow has only 2 customers when they go there. And I’m not saying that you can’t like those videos, just that it’s def not organic.

BTW does anybody know if there are any vlogs from outside of Pyongyang? cuz i can’t really find any

Anyway, I hope I’m not gonna get banned from this instance, because I am a socialist :P

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@NothingButBits
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I don’t know, if you search her channel it’s just a bunch of videos mocking Kim Jong-Un. Not only was she banned but her channel was taken over by someone.

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