From stories about Kim Jong-un's uncle being fed to dogs to the more recent Sony hack, it is safe to say the media are quick to sensationalise news about North Korea and its totalitarian leader.
But what, if any, of these stories are actually true? And does the focus on the often bizarre stories take away from the true horrific crimes being committed by the government?
In this week's Reality Check, Mehdi Hasan debunks some of the most viral stories about North Korea and its leader.
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Source: Al Jazeera