North Korean concentration camp found on Google Maps where prisoners were tortured and killed by the thousands
Netizens have spotted a North Korean concentration camp on Google Maps – and are posting fake reviews of the grim facility.
Over 400 mostly positive joke reviews have been left on the official Google page of Yodok Concentration Camp.
Satellite images of the grim installation on the research giant’s digital map service show a chain of carefully aligned buildings positioned next to a river.
Yodok is located about 100 kilometers northeast of Pyongyang and has been used to imprison suspected enemies of the state and political dissidents.
Up to 50,000 people were held there at one time for doing forced labor. The torture camp reportedly closed in 2014.
Despite Yodok’s horrific past, some Google Maps users have decided to leave bogus reviews on the site.
Posting a video of the discovery on Reddit in February, one user wrote: “It turns out North Korean concentration camps have reviews on Google.”
One person replied, “I’m surprised he has such high reviews. I have seen hotels with worse reviews.
Another wrote: “Considering this is North Korea, I can only imagine that the negative reviews have been removed.”
Yodok has 441 reviews on Google, with an average rating of 3.7 out of five stars.
Dirty reviewer says, “The food was amazing, the atmosphere was great, the staff were always above our needs.”
Experts estimate that hundreds of thousands of people – including children – are being held in political prison camps in North Korea.
Prisoners are forced to do heavy labor, often in the mines, and receive little food, clothing and heating.
They are frequently banned for life in remote sites for alleged crimes against the authoritarian regime of Kim Jong-un.
A number of international NGOs such as Amnesty International devote their time to identifying camps in North Korea using satellite images.
According to their research, it appears the captives are spread across at least six massive facilities.
In 2017, a judge at the International Court of Justice ruled that North Korea’s political prisons are just as bad – and perhaps even worse – than Nazi Holocaust concentration camps.
North Korea has repeatedly and wrongly claimed that hellish torture sites do not exist.
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