South Korean Unification Minister Kim Yeon Chul has claimed that the information that suggests deteriorating health of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is “false news” while criticizing this. In this context, an “infodemic” was generated using a play on words that corresponds to an information pandemic.
Speaking to the South Korean Parliament, the minister emphasized that there were no unusual signs in the North Korean regime and that the official media had released information about the North Korean leader’s activities, leading him to believe that he was working. ” usually. “
Speculation about Kim’s state of health arose from his absence on April 15 during an annual visit to the mausoleum, where the remains of Kim Il Sung, the first leader of North Korea and grandfather of the current president, rest. , on the anniversary of the birth of the first member of the family dynasty.
Various media have released information that suggests that Kim may be critically ill or even going through major surgery. However, the South Korean government has stressed that it does not give credibility to these reports and that Kim would be in the city of Wonsan on the east coast of North Korea.