Folks, South Korea is one of the most liberal
and democratic countries in Asia, as well as being – not surprisingly – one of the
most connected and technologically advanced countries in the world. The contrast with its impoverished and tyrannical
northern neighbor is striking – like the difference between night and day. And, in fact, here on VisualPolitik, we’ve
already talked about some of these differences in various videos. Because this time we’re not going to talk
about the South Korean economy or about its vertiginous market-oriented development, or
anything like that. In this video we’re going to talk about
the internet. You’ve probably heard that South Korea is
the number one country in the world in terms of volume of online connections. Check this out. South Korea has the most users connected to
fiber optic networks, almost 31% of its entire population. In addition, 96% of South Koreans have access
to the Internet, the largest percentage on the planet. They are also the third biggest social network
users; no less than 85% of all South Koreans use them regularly. To give you a better idea, this compares with
70% in the United States. And that’s not all. Nowadays, it’s also the country that markets
the fastest internet speed, 2.5 gigs of download that will soon become 10. And if that weren’t enough, it’s the country
with the highest smartphone penetration in the world. 94% of South Koreans have one. Basically, South Korea is super connected But, as if that weren’t enough… Korea – we’re talking south of course
– has the most implemented 4G network in the world, and has been one of the first countries
to market the now incredibly famous 5G. But… Okay… enough facts. You get
the picture, right? South Korea boasts great technological development
and an enviable telco market. But, folks, as we like to say on VisualPolitik…
take a closer look because not everything that glitters is gold. According to the NGO Freedom House, which
creates an annual benchmark index on network freedom, South Korea barely reaches the “partially
free” status. This basically puts it at the same level as
countries like Nigeria or Kyrgyzstan – which, as everyone knows, are exemplary democracies. But that raises the question… What exactly is happening in South Korea? Why do they have such a low level of network
freedom? Well, in this video, we’re going to discuss
a not-so-well known South Korean problem: Government control of the internet. (A CENSORSHIP TRADITION) All countries have their angels and demons,
and of course, South Korea is no different. South Korean democracy is very recent, it
barely started in 1988, and is still an imperfect democracy. Throughout its short life and without exception,
each and every one of its democratic presidents has had a clear tendency towards censorship
and information control. Whether due to a lack of political culture
or because of moral and cultural issues linked to their Confucian past, the State is still
very, very paternalistic and there’s a strong hierarchical vision of society. This means that elders and bosses are never
questioned. In addition, there’s a strong sense of community,
in comparison to the more individualistic and less rigid societies of the West. This reality explains why the country’s
leaders have felt justified in controlling certain aspects – often too many – of
people’s lives, and in limiting their citizens’ ability to express themselves freely. All this, of course, in the name of the common
good. This often involves controlling freedom of
speech and, of course, limiting criticisms of authority figures or the ruling political
party of the moment. However, folks, the government uses two issues
in particular to justify all its censorship activity:
protection against North Korea, and public morals. You see, in order to block content, the government
resorts to the National Security Law. A law that, among other things, prohibits
communism in practice, as well as any declaration in favor of North Korea or subversive ideas
that encourage the elimination of the State. This Law applies not only to the physical
terrain but also to cyberspace, for example, blocking or closing any web pages that speak
in favor of the northern regime. And then, there’s another key factor that
is becoming more and more important lately: The ban on pornography. Yes, you heard that correctly. South Korea is one of the few countries in
the world where pornography is explicitly prohibited. Specifically, since 2008. Actually it’s not just pornography but also
gambling and many online games that are blocked under the pretext of being “indecent websites”. But don’t think this is new… Not at all. See, a few years ago, between 2001 and 2003,
the then government of the center-left Nobel Peace Prize winner Kim Dae Jung, set about
blocking websites with homosexual content as if there were no tomorrow, because they
were, literally, “spaces of obscenity and perversion”. Quite a mild statement. Now, of course, if you want to be an ace censor,
that is if you want to chop and change the internet to suit your views, you need to organize
yourself. It is precisely due to that that in 2008,
the conservative president Lee Myung Bak created a public body to control the internet: The Korea Communications Standards Commission
or KCSC. This commission has the power to block and
even close websites without even requiring a court order. The problem, folks, is that instead of moving
towards an increasingly free Internet, South Korea seems to be heading backwards at full
speed. The most recent figures, from 2017, on websites
blocked and eliminated by the KCSC are simply scary. Nearly 67,000, 67,000 websites were blocked
and more than 15,000 were eliminated. In a single year! Come on, with this kind of data you could
say that things are getting out of hand… Folks, it is scary to see politicians blocking
and closing websites at will. And, on top of that, 2017 was the first year
since the commission first began to operate in 2008 in which the number of blocked and
deleted pages decreased a little. In other words, it was a good year. Wow. But, having reached this point, the question
that comes to mind is: how is South Korea censoring the Internet? How far can the government go to prevent the
population from accessing the “immoral”? And what’s even more important: Could VisualPolitik be considered an immoral
website? Well, let’s see. (A TANGLED INDEPENDENT CENSOR?) Folks, the truth is that censorship in the
South Korean network is very serious and not very transparent. And the key to all of this is in the KCSC,
which I mentioned a moment ago. This so-called independent commission, is
nestled within another, Korea’s Communications Commission or KCC. The KCSC regulates the internet and the KCC
regulates all means of communication. And the key question is, how do they work? Well, the KCC has five members, two of which
are directly appointed by the South Korean president, including its director. The other three are appointed by the National
Assembly, the country’s parliament. So… as you can see, a non-politically and
unbiased commission, quite independent… In this way, the KCSC, the commission that
regulates the internet, is responsible for identifying websites that violate any law,
sites such as pro-North Korean websites, pornography or online gambling, but also anything that
the agency considers as cyber-defamation or anti-military content. That’s when a content deletion, blocking
or total closure of the website request is issued to the KCC, which transmits it to the
media service provider, who must comply with the order. And folks, these kinds of requests aren’t
often rejected. Although, formally, the service provider has
15 days to appeal the request. The truth is that after the deadline, it is
the KCSC who decides what sanctions and punishments will be applied based on the Law and content
in question. Without any judge interfering at any time
in the process. What do you think? To us it sounds too much like outright censorship,
which clashes with the foundations of freedom and democracy. But that’s not all. In 2017, a new president came to power. Human rights lawyer Moon Jae In seized power
after a shady corruption scandal involving his conservative predecessor, Park Geun Hye. Many Western media painted him as a reformer
who would bring new progress to the country, but is it really like that in the field of
Internet freedom? Well… No… I can already say that isn’t the case. Listen up. (MOON JAE IN, HEAVY HAND AND A PRETTY FACE) You saw it here, on this channel. In a previous video we criticized Moon Jae
In for his economic management, but what about individual liberties, and more specifically,
the internet? Because we’re basically talking about a
center-left politician who has been trying to convey the image that South Korea has overcome
a dark era of corruption after the scandals of his predecessor, Park. Something that he did with a campaign that
washed his image with quite populist dyes. A campaign with which he obtained a chilling
approval rating of 80% among the South Koreans at the beginning of his mandate. Quite the popular fervor… In addition, his dialogues with North Korea
and summits with Kim Jong Un have also helped him to be seen as a man of peace and reconciliation,
both inside and outside of Korea. But, just a second, is it all as rosy as it
seems? Well… no. If his economic management is already leaving
quite a lot to be desired, in terms of individual liberties and network freedom… he isn’t
doing too well either. Censorship Is a Bipartisan Pursuit in South
Korea. The Diplomat.) Yes folks. According to a report by the Joongang Ilbo,
one of the three largest newspapers in South Korea, censorship in the Moon era has expanded
even more in the political arena. For example, the Moon government withdrew
funding from the only think tank in the United States that specializes in Korean issues,
the U.S.-Korea Institute, or USKI. Why? Well… it didn’t have to do with austerity,
but with USKI being critical of Moon’s overly friendly attitudes with Kim Jong Un and his
North Korean regime. Korea think tank at U.S. university to close
after Seoul withdraws funding. Washington Post) Mind you, the problem isn’t that he withdrew
financing from a Think Tank in Washington, but the idea of ​​using public money to
reward friends and punish critics. But, that’s not all. The most serious and most worrisome point
for the International Community, is the new form of censorship that Moon’s Government
has implemented on the Internet. It is considered “Chinese-style censorship”
because it’s the same method Beijing uses to block websites. Yes, you heard that correctly. South Korea is copying China in terms of freedoms. Surely you did not expect that. Since the start of this year, 2019, the South
Korean government has begun to open data packages from encrypted HTTPS website serves, which
are considered the safest. The KCSC used Server Name Indication, or SNI,
espionage to block 895 websites in February with this method. One of the websites blocked with this method
was, for example, (Pornhub) the largest pornographic website in the world. But, how does this method work? Well check this out, if the user tries to
access an https website considered “harmful” by the government, the KCSC opens the data
packages to find the server, whose information isn’t encrypted. That way, by knowing the server, the government
can block access to the ‘harmful’ sites. But that’s not all. If the government comes up with the key to
decrypt the information, it can even specifically see your internet visits and access personal
information such as your IP address. In short, Moon’s government could be spying
on every packet of data that South Korean netizens receive and choose to block access,
if it’s an unauthorized page. That is, it can control what each person does
on the internet at an individual level. Privacy? What’s privacy? And it goes without saying folks that this
isn’t typical of free and democratic regimes, or leaders with a conciliatory image, such
as Moon’s. Here at VisualPolitik, we love South Korea,
and we believe that it’s an exemplary country in most aspects. And it’s precisely because we love it that
we’re worried about this lack of network freedom. But now it’s your turn: Is the censorship and espionage of Internet
users justified in order to “maintain morals”? What do you think about the online control
framework that South Korea has developed? Is Moon really committed to freedom? Leave your answer in the comments and in this
survey. So I really hope you enjoyed this video, please
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Why is South Korea Censoring the Internet? – VisualPolitik EN

100 thoughts on “Why is South Korea Censoring the Internet? – VisualPolitik EN

  • September 10, 2019 at 11:40 pm
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    point 1 japan

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  • September 11, 2019 at 6:46 am
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    After the revolutions in 1987 and 2016 many things have changed in Korea. But this video seems to have a very strong prejudice that Asian countries do not have democracy. Do some research on the Candlelight Revolution in 2016. Study democracy. Stop racism. Korea is censoring porns. I think that's what Google and Youtube do, too. Political opinions are NOT censored. So your video is will be played in Korea without problem. But if you continue to be racist or do something dirty thing, maybe you will be blocked by YouTube before South Korea does.

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  • September 11, 2019 at 9:32 am
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    We usually use VPN to go round the blocks.

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  • September 11, 2019 at 9:34 am
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    The government has blocked a lot of sites but we know how it works and find a way through it.

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  • September 12, 2019 at 8:26 am
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    This is grossly exaggerated. Blocking on Porn and gambling is true but there's no blockage on public opinion no matter what their political views are. It's far far from China, Nigeria, or Kyrgystan. In fact, Korea is probably the most open and democratic country in Asia today.

    I think you missed the mark on this one by a huuuuuge ballpark. Take a look at all the contents coming out from South Korea (Movies, TV, Music, etc…) If what you say was true and Korea was heavily censored and controlled, South Korea wouldn't be able to put out the type of contents they are producing.

    And to add, some of the censorship you speak of is mostly on terrestrial TV which is considered more family-friendly. Cable channels, Internet TV, Movies all have different rating standards.

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  • September 12, 2019 at 9:03 am
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    I'm waiting for the day simmon says in a video "is it all that rosy as it seems?… Well, apparently yes!"

    The world must have been a much better place that day.

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  • September 12, 2019 at 9:54 am
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    검열은 문재앙이 했는데 썸네일은 왜 MB

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  • September 12, 2019 at 7:43 pm
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    Moon Jae-in is Communist.

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  • September 12, 2019 at 9:05 pm
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    Hm…as South Korean myself, this video seems to lack of some vital information and therefore misleading to an assumption. For one thing, the three major newspaper in South Korea that was mentioned in the video are NOT the most influential sources nor trusted media in Korea these days — they are losing their trust from the people, and recently being criticized for spreading miss leading (or even fake) news. This goes back to the history of SK journalism, and those very three biggest newspapers thrived during the dictatorship and still hold their connection with Chae-bol corporations. (Not surprisingly, those newspapers are also Chae-bol themselves.) So in recent years, there were several incidents where the people (also the government agencies pushed by public petition,) to correct those newspapers and their bias and misleading news. Of course, those major newspapers, as well as their associated TV channels, counter back those demands calling it as 'censorship'. Overall this video is only supporting what those three chae-bol major newspapers' viewpoint — but not covering the other way around, or what people in SK (especially the younger generation) think about the current status of their freedom of speech and their view on those chaebol newspapers.

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  • September 12, 2019 at 9:47 pm
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    Just remove feminism from South Korea

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  • September 13, 2019 at 1:29 am
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    意味が判らん。

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  • September 13, 2019 at 4:58 am
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    "The contrast between its tyrannical neighbor is striking like the difference between" obviously he should have said "between the US and Russia". But that's against the politics of the site.

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  • September 13, 2019 at 8:27 am
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    Didn't you know?? It's totally okay to censor other peoples opinions if you disagree with them!! Just ask the Democrat party & Big Tech 🙂

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  • September 13, 2019 at 9:38 pm
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    Korean guy's best friend : Goodbyedpi
    140% Thanks to Putin

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  • September 14, 2019 at 1:30 am
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    I guess I would need to hear from the people that live there to know how they feel about before I could judge here

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  • September 14, 2019 at 3:55 am
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    Haha they recently got huge backlash for trying to censor their freedom.
    One of the funniest reason was that the AI responsible for sifting porn sites also banned birth control pill sites and it became a shitshow.
    Fuck censorship man, the internet is needed to expand your mind and perspective.

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  • September 14, 2019 at 9:17 pm
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    ROK blocked hundreds of porn, gambling, toxic sites. So what? Only the free minded male population got upset. Yeh, Korea has strong controll over everything. But, Koreans love the fact there are CCTV everywhere, because crime can be stopped. The online law is strict, so there is a justice in www. And, hey, ROK is still at war with DPRK, they need to protect the cyber space as well. On the other hand.. you try to overthrow unwanted government by candle protests. If the ROK has control over media and control the thoughts of the mass population, why they did not stop it? Of course it is not perfect world. But if Koreans really want more freedom in cyber space, they will have it.

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  • September 15, 2019 at 12:17 am
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    Wrong photo of president!
    The current pro-China and socialist president is the culprit.

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  • September 15, 2019 at 9:24 am
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    You say you love korea, but you don’t bother to check how to pronounce Korean words or names before filming! Please do that next time!!!

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  • September 15, 2019 at 12:10 pm
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    Those porn websites caused serious problems for years. Ex-girls' sex videos, the videos of my sister taking a shower etc… Some of the victims committed suicide and became big big controversy.. It's a tragedy that those websites were existed. But under the name of freedom, I don't think those websites should exist

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  • September 15, 2019 at 5:43 pm
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    In fact, all the developed countries in this world have been implementing their own censorship programs. As a result we've been kept in dark and fed on shit for a long time….

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  • September 15, 2019 at 5:43 pm
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    Interestingly, South Korean's almost censorship was controlled by the liberal or left-wing. it is so funny. For example, all porno web site was being blocked by the government. It is not related to the conservative position. it just controlled by Gender something issue. yeah, Feminist or Political correctness and something. They are making a new type censoring

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  • September 15, 2019 at 8:18 pm
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    Doh! The liberal lefties are really going for it

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  • September 16, 2019 at 1:20 am
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    The quotation from Shakespeare is "All that glisters is not gold".

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  • September 16, 2019 at 2:06 am
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    Freedom in the West is overrated. The amount of freedom depends on your bank account.

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  • September 16, 2019 at 2:08 am
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    In the west your internet usage (and more) is being sold. Is that better?

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  • September 16, 2019 at 7:01 am
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    Porn blocking has been proven to be counterproductive. I live in Seoul and the minute my daughter turns teenager I'm moving. Women are as safe here as they are in India….maybe worse!!!

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  • September 16, 2019 at 8:54 am
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    8:52 sir, we have found illegal website this may cause national security

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  • September 16, 2019 at 7:32 pm
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    I'm Korean. And I hate how they have ex-president Lee's pic for the thumbnail. Now internet censorship in South Korea is being implemented by crippling leftists including President Moon the sucker. They now try to censor Youtube Contents in an attempt to block any Conservative and Right videos that are against their regime. The true one to blame is not the ex-president, but the Moon Government.

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  • September 16, 2019 at 8:01 pm
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    Legalize porn in South Korea

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  • September 16, 2019 at 8:54 pm
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    Guy, Pls change South KOrea president's picture. You posted former president. You must use incumbent president, Moon. He is leading internet censoring policy.

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  • September 17, 2019 at 4:03 pm
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    This stuff is all relative. I have no qualms about websites like 8Chan being blocked or censored. Many vulnerable young kids get groomed online at sites like these. Would you be happy with people having free unfettered access to extreme Terrorist propaganda materials?

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  • September 17, 2019 at 9:50 pm
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    아니 이명박 면상을 썸네일에 쓰네ㅋㅋㅋ

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  • September 17, 2019 at 11:07 pm
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    Its not the goverment but the civilian sector… these so called 'insult offence' felonies are crazy… you can get sewed for anything… this law is exclusively in the interests of the rich and famous…

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  • September 18, 2019 at 2:16 am
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    Korea used to be corrupted in organized manner. Korea have many dictators. So even good regime is on, Corrupted system is still there.

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  • September 18, 2019 at 2:21 am
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    Lee myung bak is the most corrupted korean president who born in japan

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  • September 18, 2019 at 2:24 am
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    Current government and korean is fighting those corrupted systems, since impeachment. Just it's taking time.

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  • September 18, 2019 at 2:25 am
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    I think you need more study on korea politic dynamics

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  • September 18, 2019 at 2:26 am
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    Korea main medias are corrupted part alone with park and lee.

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  • September 18, 2019 at 2:29 am
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    It is funny Moon did nothing to do with korea problem which you say

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  • September 18, 2019 at 9:17 am
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    I’m guessing it’s probably trauma from WW2 and the whole “comfort women” thing

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  • September 18, 2019 at 12:07 pm
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    Moon started controlling Youtube (very shocking) to controll videos of “fake news”

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  • September 18, 2019 at 2:27 pm
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    If south korean man doesn't have vpn, he is northern spy.

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  • September 18, 2019 at 2:28 pm
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    FREEDOM FOR PORN!!!

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  • September 18, 2019 at 9:55 pm
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    Dude
    Joongangilbo is anti moon newspaper

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  • September 18, 2019 at 10:32 pm
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    Can you talk about the high sex crimes in South Korea. It seems so advanced, but its rate of rape and sex crimes are up there with lawless countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and higher than any other nation in Asia. It seems like its more like KorAPea than Korea. More South Korean women also become prostitutes per capita than any other OECD economy and "exported" around the world. What causes this?

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  • September 19, 2019 at 5:36 am
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    these videos are good but it hurts me that they could easily be edted into a 5 min duration.

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  • September 19, 2019 at 8:56 am
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    It is nice to see the South Korean president visiting a Korean dog farm at 10:45.

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  • September 19, 2019 at 11:10 am
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    Yep, went to SK for a 2 month internship a while ago. Couldn't even play LoL because they don't let me connect to the Japanese server for some reason and I can't even create an account because it requires a Korean ID. And god help you if you want to read hentai or access pornhub there lol.

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  • September 19, 2019 at 1:38 pm
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    It's very rich for an American to compare South Korea to China, when the US is closer to China's level of freedom than South Korea.

    Democracy Index
    South Korea – 21st
    United States – 25th
    China – 130th

    Press Freedom Index
    South Korea – 41st
    United States – 48th
    China – 177th

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  • September 20, 2019 at 12:03 pm
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    Mgtow is they government fear

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  • September 20, 2019 at 12:09 pm
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    With year this feminist country will …..

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  • September 21, 2019 at 9:20 pm
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    hey ~ nice gay ^^

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  • September 22, 2019 at 12:54 pm
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    No doubt European countries are taking inspiration.

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  • September 22, 2019 at 9:43 pm
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    When you think China is the worst censorship the internet. Then South Korea is also….doing the same like China

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  • September 23, 2019 at 10:11 am
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    How does South Koreans live the life without PORN?

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  • September 23, 2019 at 2:28 pm
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    Hypocrite Twins in real unfunny and irritating. disliking video for that alone, sorry.

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  • September 23, 2019 at 8:28 pm
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    Pro-North censorship: okay…
    Porn and Gambling censorship: ehhhhhh…
    Censorship of government criticism: No, thanks.

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  • September 23, 2019 at 10:12 pm
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    Guess they will soon also have the highest per capita use of VPNs… 🙂

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  • September 23, 2019 at 11:00 pm
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    I think his accent is very nice, but why doesn't he pronounce like 'No tat tall(5:41)'?

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  • September 24, 2019 at 7:21 pm
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    Come on, what's wrong with having secure internet

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  • September 24, 2019 at 8:14 pm
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    "morals"

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  • September 25, 2019 at 3:40 am
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    They are still at war to north korea. What do you expect? Any country at war should have more censor in its internet.

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  • September 25, 2019 at 6:00 pm
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    Please get rid of the third party voice-overs. They are totally redundant and seem as though they have been crobared in for no apparantly reason. Just do it in your own voice, it makes more sense and is far less arbitrary.

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  • September 25, 2019 at 6:14 pm
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    0:52 Why does he show these women in all south korean videos? lmao

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  • September 26, 2019 at 12:50 pm
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    Well, your website is not blocked. I'm watching from South Korea.

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  • September 26, 2019 at 10:16 pm
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    Korea sucks

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  • September 27, 2019 at 5:14 am
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    ATTENTION VISUALPOLITIK: Your Title Opening is inaccurate. Instead of Trump, it SHOULD be Barack Obama, because Obama expanded the 2 Bush era wars to 7 countries with the help of Hillary Clinton. Trump merely inherited Obama's war mess.
    – VisualPolitik would be taken more seriously, if truthful or, at the least, politically neutral.

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  • September 27, 2019 at 9:14 am
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    Considering south Korea came from a Dictatorship, Its hardly surprising, as It came from repression and It would go back to repression based on Ideology.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 6:11 am
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    South Korea: censors internet stuff
    China, Russia, United States, and North Korea: giggles like a schoolgirl

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  • September 28, 2019 at 7:46 am
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    Homosexual Porn XD

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  • September 28, 2019 at 12:36 pm
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    This is the same for many Islamic countries

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  • September 29, 2019 at 4:24 am
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    Here in indonesia we have a seriously annoying censorship called internet positif

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  • September 29, 2019 at 7:46 pm
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    The government doesn't REALLY care if ppl use VPNs to go around. Basic Censorship still prevents the vast majority of ppl from seeing that content. Going around to censor VPNs will just cause more angry people.

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  • September 30, 2019 at 2:22 am
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    Then where did all the tits showing korean movie come from ?

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  • October 11, 2019 at 1:07 am
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    get a different voice-over person

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  • October 14, 2019 at 11:12 pm
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    Man, they really need to look up the pronunciation of Korean names. Simon is an absolute butcher. I cringe every time. The only name he gets right is KJU.

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  • October 15, 2019 at 5:20 pm
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    Thanks for revealing the inside of Korea politics to the world. I am student studying at korea univ . And I really hate Moon's plan regarding the Economic, the Military dependence, and the Censorship. As you say he has pretty face but hide his own desire to turn the Korea politic state into China's.

    The thing that I most afraid of is that our students don't have interested in their politic situation even though they are seeking a job which is only provided by the huge size company that is affected by government's rule. Additionally only a few korean media is broadcasting about the wrong policy from the government. Rest of them are busy hiding the fact.

    Freedom is priceless. I don't wanna lose it. And I hope our country get back to the normal.

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  • October 17, 2019 at 4:34 pm
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    Should blocking pornography and illegal gambling sites be called censorship? Really???

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  • October 20, 2019 at 6:39 pm
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    Sociial Medial linked with Narcissism.

    Explains a lot we hear about South Koreans.

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  • October 21, 2019 at 4:29 am
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    Exactly. an anti-porate – Ministry of Gender Equality and Family / bypass channel cutoff
    sexual minority hatred / Everything is in Korea

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  • October 23, 2019 at 2:27 am
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    South Korea is so prude, anything sexual is a threat to national security.

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  • October 23, 2019 at 11:34 pm
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    Blocking pornography? Meh I couldn't care less.

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  • October 26, 2019 at 5:52 am
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    I totally agree. Korea is doing a good thing blocking pornography on the internet.

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  • October 29, 2019 at 3:43 pm
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    The major reason is feminazism in Korea.

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  • October 30, 2019 at 5:45 pm
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    The downside of not hearing any thoughts that are positive about NK means that you also never any counterarguments to the statement.
    When a Skorean and a Nkorean meet, the Nkorean will have arguments to praise the supreme leader while the Skorean will be baffled by all this new information and will wonder why he grew up being told the supreme leader is a bad man. The Skorean will realise he is the one being censored and that the Nkorean might actually be right.

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  • October 30, 2019 at 8:45 pm
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    That clip of the Hypocrite Twins was pretty damn funny, but his acting is terrible. I'm gonna go check out a few of his vids and cross my fingers that the acting improves because comedy about politics is just something I NEED on a DAILY BASIS. I been raised with a HARD RIGHT father and a FAR LEFT mother, so when ever politics comes up, it's a BIG LOUD BRAWL. So I REALLY NEED relief from all the stress of being wrong AND right at the same time depends on which direction my head is turned :/ So THANK YOU for the introduction, Simon. 😀

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  • October 31, 2019 at 12:31 am
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    And due to this backwards mindset of theirs an airplane crash that could’ve been completely avoided occurred back in the 80’s.

    Also ban on pornography, where? They don’t seem to care about the current spycam epidemic going on, but if someone is tempted to consume drugs due to their depression, then it’s a scandal.

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  • November 1, 2019 at 2:57 pm
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    Is it better or worse than the Chinese Internet Blocks Providers? I guess they don't block Google, Youtube ….

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  • November 5, 2019 at 6:40 pm
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    Why is this video in playlist "China" XD

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  • November 9, 2019 at 9:33 pm
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    Actually South Korea is fairly conservative

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  • November 11, 2019 at 11:30 pm
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    I thought Samsung owned South Korea?

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  • November 15, 2019 at 11:36 am
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    You have terrible fashion sense.

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  • November 15, 2019 at 11:42 am
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    the south is no different than the north

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  • November 15, 2019 at 11:43 am
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    You would be censored in South Korea because you disagree with them

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  • November 15, 2019 at 12:08 pm
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    I live in South Korea and my 15yo friends know how to use vpn
    And people dont care about this issue :^(

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  • November 23, 2019 at 3:54 pm
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    Worst is when you think your a pro in lol and then you joined in a South Korea server you got own by them.

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  • November 30, 2019 at 6:07 pm
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    You don't know the fact that Korean conservative party "자유한국당" and "우리공화당' is not really conservative.they are just corrupt politicians, not conservative politicians.

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  • December 2, 2019 at 6:14 am
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    I was born and raised in Seoul, but I been living in North America for last 43 years, I know both culture and politic well, In the name of economic well being sacrificed environment terribly back in 60's and 70's, we can't never reverse the effect of air quality and concrete jungles we are in now,, Moon jae in current president is a descendant of north Korean family got stuck in south Korea during Korean war, and he believes he is only one can reunify Korea, problem is if we reunify unconditionally, Korea will go bankrupt, as for freedom? we still have long ways to go, we are such a fuck up society, not even funny, I really like to see Korea with complete freedom of speech and liberty. I am little concern about what I just said? But I don't give a shit. I believe in freedom of speech,

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  • December 2, 2019 at 9:59 pm
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    Team best Korea!! The Korean peoples will fulfill their destiny under the brave leadership of the Kim Dynasty!

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