Here's why this 👇is BS propaganda:
North Korean sentenced to death after students caught watching Squid Game rfa.org/english/news/k…
2/"Sources in that report said that the show’s dystopian world -- in which marginalized people are pitted against one another in traditional children's games for huge cash prizes and losing players are put to death -- resonates with North Koreans in risky occupations and insecure
3/"positions."
That might be plausible except that DPRK's own official website Arirang Meari gives a purely objective scathing critique on Squid Games as encapsulating everything wrong w/ South Korean capitalism. The WSJ reports:
4/A North Korean propaganda website said “Squid Game,” Netflix’s top-watched show in more than 90 countries, “gained popularity because it exposes the reality of South Korean capitalist culture”
wsj.com/articles/netfl…
5/"But one nation isn’t giving rave reviews: North Korea.

A North Korean propaganda website, Arirang Meari, reported on what the international response has been to the South Korean survival drama. Viewers have been drawn to a show that highlights the “sad reality of a beastly
6/"South Korean society” that adheres to the “law of the jungle,” the Tuesday article says.

“‘Squid Game’ gained popularity because it exposes the reality of South Korean capitalist culture,” the article says. The show illustrates “a world where only money matters—a hell-like
7/"horror.”
There exists no mainstream corporate media like MSNBC & CNN in DPRK that gets away w/ reporting "fake news" on a daily basis b/c DPRK doesn't abide by the tenets of capitalism. As a socialist country news is distributed thru state orgs but that doesn't mean it's
8/propaganda. The US, a capitalist country, pushes propaganda thru orgs like Radio Free Asia. Arirang Meari (labeled a "propaganda" org) is clearly informing the DPRK citizenry about the pitfalls of ROK's capitalism - “a world where only money matters—a hell-like horror.”
9/This is a typical statement of a people who believe that a "dictatorship of the proletariate" is a better system than a "dictatorship of the bourgeoisie". The "sources in the report", or, "a source in law enforcement in North Hamgyong province" would have you believe that
10/Squid Game "resonates w/ North Koreans in risky occupations and insecure positions". Yet WSJ reports that Arirang Meari reported that "Squid Game gained popularity b/c it exposes the reality of South Korean capitalist culture,"...The show illustrates "a world where only money
11/"matters - a hell-like horror"."
It's more plausible that RFA made this story up than for the story to be true. Does RFA have a Rolodex of NK informants embedded in all tiers of DPRK society it just calls up by phone to get a scoop? Like the "source in law enforcement in North
12/"Hamgyong province"? I'm not buying it. I'd bet that its 100% concocted fiction manufactured for propaganda purposes to defame DPRK's character w/ malice in order to bolster US's strategic objective w/ DPRK.

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