Rumors of Kim Jong Kook and Song Ji Hyo’s marriage spread on YouTube, and people actually believe them 

A YouTuber claimed that Running Man members Kim Jong Kook and Song Ji Hyo are getting married 

On August 17th, a YouTuber uploaded a video titled “The house Song Ji Hyo and Kim Jong Kook will move to after marriage. Official announcement of Kim Jong Kook’s mother” on his channel.

The video was filled with fabricated news based on fake sources, claiming that at a concert, Kim Jong Kook announced his wedding with Song Ji Hyo, saying: “I have decided to spend my life together with the person who stood by me during the most challenging and difficult times.”

It was also said that Kim Jong Kook and Song Ji Hyo’s agency acknowledged this news. 

While the news is obviously fake and made to garner views, the issue lies in the fact that many netizens actually believe and support it. Under the comment section of the aforementioned video, there were people writing things like “They make the perfect couple”, and “I support them”. 

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The YouTuber channel spreads an average of 3 to 4 fake news everyday, gaining a total of 20,911,132 views and over 186,000 subscribers.

According to Social Blade, which analyzes YouTubers’ revenue, the monthly income of this YouTuber is estimated at up to 190 million won (around 143,000 USD), making their estimated annual income over 13 billion won (around 9.8 million USD).

Previously on August 16th, this YouTuber also uploaded a video claiming that Shin Ji and Kim Jong Min are getting married. The video garnered a lot of attention, recording 310,000 views within two days.

Recently, many celebrities are complaining about the damage caused by fake news from YouTube. For example, back on August 16th, absurd fake news such as “Actress Park Eun Bin was gang assaulted in the United States” and “President Joe Biden banned Park Eun Bin from leaving the country”, were spread.

Source: Nate

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