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    YouTube Star Raves About North Korean Vacation

    It’s a different view. Louis Cole, a 33-year-old British video blogger with 1.8 million YouTube subscribers, has been posting dispatches depicting water slides and cool food from North Korea to “combat the purely negative image we see in the media.” There’s no proof the dictatorship is controlling the reports or paying for them, but Kim Jong Un typically keeps a tight lid on things. Cole’s disregard for the Hermit Kingdom’s deprivation, delivered in the gee-whiz optimistic tones of brand-sponsored travel vloggers’ everywhere, has commentators questioning his motives.

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