It turns out that the North Korean “propaganda” video, which depicts modern-day America as a birdless wasteland where citizens receive rations of coffee made out of snow and sleep in tents, was actually too good to be true and is totally fake.
A British travel writer, Alun Hill, fooled the Internet by completely making up the English narration of the video, which is actually a video from the state-run Korean Central News Agency on the failure of Europe’s democracy, according to the Huffington Post.
Sites including The Daily Caller, the Washington Post, Wired, Yahoo! News, BuzzFeed, Mediaite, The Week and Slate were fooled by Hill’s comedic video that he originally posted on his YouTube page called “North Korea Comedy Show: How Americans Live Today.”
Next time we should listen to TheDC’s Jim Treacher, who was skeptical of the video all along.