Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Fake North Korea photos: More lying clickbait

Online content distributors like Taboola, Revcontent and Adblade need to find some maps and get educated on world geography.
I’ve seen numerous examples of link-sharing services promoting articles on North Korea that use pictures from the U.S., China and South Korea.
These promoted articles usually claim to have photos of life in North Korea that will astound you. They always use photos of attractive Asian women.
Here are some recent examples.

A Taboola sponsored article titled “Unnerving photos of life in North Korea” used a photo of South Korean model and actress Clara Lee throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at a KBO League game in South Korea.
She caught flak for wearing sexy form-fitting leggings for the event, which was at a Doosan Bears-LG Twins game in May 2013.

The same Taboola article also was promoted with a photo of South Korean singer and actress Kubin throwing out the opening pitch for the Doosan Bears at another KBO game.

Another article titled “These unnerving photos of life in North Korea are mind blowing” used a photo of Korean American pop star Tiffany Hwang throwing out the first pitch before the game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on May 6, 2013, in Los Angeles.

Lastly, an Adblade sponsored article titled “30 shockingly illegal photos that show the real North Korea” used a photo of a muddy woman taken at a Rebel Race in the U.S. about six years ago.

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