“North Korea sent more than 100,000 troops to Russia for the Ukraine War!”
North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles toward its eastern waters, a day before U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris is to visit South Korea.
A U.S. aircraft carrier is to visit South Korea this week for its first joint training with South Korean warships in five years.
Louise Kwang felt her entire sense of identity collapse in 2016 when her South Korean agency matter-of-factly acknowledged that her origin story was fiction aimed at ensuring her adoptability.
“North Korea confirms it has landed a man on the sun.”
Is North Korea sending troops to Ukraine to help the Kremlin's war efforts? No, that's not true: At the time of writing, Moscow appeared to be considering the idea of North Korean workers, not soldiers, working on reconstruction in Ukrain
South Korea may conduct a public survey to help determine whether to grant exemptions to mandatory military service to members of the K-pop boyband BTS.
A rural South Korean town is getting roasted over its video ad on garlic that some farmers say stinks of obscenity and has even sexually objectified the agricultural product.
https://www.bbc.com/news/61651016 It's been three weeks since North Korea announced its first ever Covi
On March 16 2022, an Imgur screenshot of a tweet by @XSovietNews suggested that a British tabloid (specifically, The Mirror) wrote an entire news story about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine based solely on a single satirical post to social media:
Video shows Russian President Vladimir Putin meeting with South Korea’s president.
Disney has done the frozen Nordic princess, the Chinese warrior princess and many others in between. But a Korean princess? Not so much.
Displaying this giant murder doll can't be good for business.
“For some days I have been hearing an unpleasant story that joint military exercises between the South Korean army and the U.S. forces could go ahead as scheduled,” Kim Yo Jong said.
Even without Twitter, presidents can tangle foreign relations on a whim.
In late June 2021, a screenshot of a headline (“White Influencer Now ‘Identifies As Korean’ After Getting Surgery To Look Like Pop Star”) circulated: That screenshot originated with a June 27 2021 LadBible item: A British influencer ha
Kim’s health is the focus of keen outside attention as the 37-year-old leader hasn’t publicly anointed a successor who would take charge of North Korea’s advancing nuclear arsenal.
If true, he would be the third Korean actor to star in a Marvel movie.
The Japanese government's designation of Dokdo as their territory on their Olympics website sparked outrage and objections in South Korea.
Mullets, dyed hair, and body piercings are also considered unacceptable.
Several photos have circulated in Korean-language social media posts in May 2021 alongside a claim they show a new campaign from a local South Korea police force encouraging subway users to ride the escalators sideways. The posts claim the policy has r
A photo has circulated online in Korean-language posts alongside a claim it shows a lunch box with a South Korean presidential seal given to Chinese students in quarantine. The claim is misleading: the lunch box in the photo was given to a South Kor
Facebook posts circulating in South Korea claim that Covid-19 is "merely a common cold that we see every year", referencing news reports from 2013 which mentioned a "novel coronavirus". The claim is false: the 2013 reports referred to the MERS outbrea
Multiple Korean-language posts claim a new rule has banned visitors from singing the national anthem and hoisting the country's flag at South Korea’s cemetery for war veterans. The posts circulated online in May 2021 after anti-government proteste
Social media posts circulating in South Korea claim that the origin of the English word “family” is a combination of the words “father,” “mother” and “I love you.” The claim is false: the Oxford English Dictionary traces the origin of t
Korean-language Facebook posts circulating in May 2021 purport to share a tip about how people can obtain a discount on their mobile phone bills. The claim is false: the South Korean government and domestic telecommunications operators said the purpo
Multiple posts shared repeatedly on social media claim the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned South Korea’s economy will not recover from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic until at least 2026. The claim is misleading: the posts have misre
Facebook users in South Korea have shared a list of purported Covid-19 prevention tips, which they claim was issued by the “Samsung Alternative Medicine Institute”. The claims are false: the purported remedies are not proven treatments for Covid-1
A photo that purports to show two former South Korean presidents protesting against the construction of an expressway in the 1960s has been widely shared on Facebook. The photo, however, has been doctored. The original photo, taken by a news organisat
Multiple Facebook posts have shared a screenshot of Google Maps that purports to show South Korea’s ruling Democratic party's headquarters are situated in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang. The claim is false: the party’s headquarters are l
An image purporting to show a road sign for a river in South Korea called “Jaesugang”, which translates as “retaking a class”, has been shared on social media alongside a claim that “this is a river most hated by university students”.
A chart circulated in multiple Facebook posts purports to show Korean War veterans in South Korea receive lower government benefits than a group of South Korean pro-democracy demonstrators who protested against the military junta in 1980. But the
A video has been viewed thousands of times in multiple posts on Twitter, Facebook and Weibo that claim it shows a Korean news presenter laughing about a motorcycle ban in China. The video, however, appears to have originated as satire: it has been d
A photo that purports to show South Korean President Moon Jae-in holding a card that displays a pro-North Korea message has been shared repeatedly on Facebook. The photo, however, has been digitally altered: the original shows an unrelated message th
Facebook users have shared an image of South Korean President Moon Jae-in purportedly showing him holding a satirical painting of the country’s former president Park Geun-hye. The image, however, has been doctored. The original photo shows Moon hol
A photo of South Korean President Moon Jae-in shared repeatedly in multiple Facebook posts purports to show him holding a placard that criticises the United States and promotes Pyongyang’s nuclear programme. The image, however, has been doctored.
A claim has been shared repeatedly on Facebook in March 2021 that South Korea is the only country that recommends a healthy blood pressure level that is lower than that endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO). The claim is false: South Kore
Facebook posts circulating in March 2021 claim that AstraZeneca is preparing to file a lawsuit against South Korean media outlets for damages. The claim is missing context: the pharmaceutical giant told AFP the claim is groundless and that it has repo
A photo has been shared on multiple posts on Facebook, Twitter and Naver blog alongside a claim that Kim Kyoung-soo, the governor of South Korea’s South Gyeongsang province, received a Covid-19 vaccine shot on his jacket. The claim is misleading: t
Multiple Facebook posts shared repeatedly in March 2021 claim that 50 percent of South Koreans suffer from underlying medical conditions. The claim is misleading: there are no official reports to support the claim and the figures cited in the misleadin