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South Korea bans viral North Korea propaganda video praising Kim Jong Un

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SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s media regulator said on Monday it was banning access to a North Korean propaganda music video that it said idolized and glorified leader Kim Jong Un as a “friendly father” and “great leader.”


South Korea’s National Security Act blocks access to the North’s government websites and media to restrict exposure to the efforts by Kim’s autocratic regime to “praise, incite or propagate” its activities.


The two Koreas are still technically at war since the 1950-1953 Korean War ended with an armistice rather than a peace treaty.


The decision to ban the video was made after intelligence authorities asked for a review on whether it breached the law, Seoul’s Korea Communications Standards Commission said.