nth room awareness


This is meant to inform people internationally about the Nth Room situation going on in South Korea.

‼️TRIGGER WARNING‼️
mentions of brutal sexual assault, exploitation, pedophilia, attempted murder
If you can't handle that, the Quick Overview section is written to be as non-triggering yet informative as possible.


Credit for most information and translations goes to @tala_606

Here is a very helpful Korean website that gives real time updates on who's been arrested, relevant Blue House petitions, legislations, and community and social media reactions: https://nthroomcrime.com/

Please remember to sign the petitions in the How To Help section!

For suggestions or improvements, contact me through Twitter DM.
Last updated March 29, 2020

Quick Overview


The Nth Room refers to a mass digital sex abuse scandal happening in South Korea.

Through a messenger app called Telegram, a man who went by the username Baksa (which means "doctor"), now thought to be 25 year old Jo Joo Bin/Cho Joo Bin, ran a series of chatrooms that distributed increasingly violent videos of women being sexually assaulted, which he obtained through blackmail.

76 female victims have been identified, 16 of which were minors. Over 260,000 men are said to have paid for these videos.


The ringleader Jo Joo Bin/Cho Joo Bin

Jo Joo Bin/Cho Joo Bin

Full Overview


What is the Nth Room?

Nth Room refers to a mass digital sex abuse scandal that's happening in South Korea using a messenger app, Telegram. Telegram is known for its cyber security and encoding of all contents, rendering it untraceable. A man who went by the username Baksa (which means "doctor"), now thought to be 25 year old Jo Joo Bin/Cho Joo Bin, referred to from now on as Cho, facilitated a lucrative business of selling videos of sexual abuse through Telegram. Please note that while Cho is the person currently accused of running the rooms, this is still an ongoing investigation

He created different closed chat rooms in various tiers: 1st room, 2nd room, 3rd room ... Nth room, where the name comes from. Users would pay an increasingly high amount of money to gain access to a "tier" room. For example, users who paid ₩100,000 (~$80 USD) to Baksa would gain access to the lowest tier room with the "least" abusive videos, and those who paid ₩1,500,000 (~$1,200 USD) would gain access to in the highest tier room with access to the "most" abusive videos.

TW: pedophilia
76 female victims have been identified, 16 of which were minors (the youngest being 9 years old). The primary targets were teenagers. Over 260,000 men are said to have paid for these videos, including famous entertainers/artists, sport stars, and CEOs from popular establishments.


How were the victims affected?

TW: exploitation, blackmail (next 2 paragraphs)
To obtain these videos, people who worked for Cho (called "operators") would find girls and women on the internet and steal their personal information, such as personal identification numbers or private photos, that would then be used to threaten and blackmail the women into doing what the operators asked. Some victims from low-income backgrounds were also lured in with promises of money.

Initial orders included taking videos of themselves undressing and masturbating, which would then be sent back to the operators and distributed amongst the "lower-tier" Nth rooms. They would then be used as a way to continue threatening and blackmailing the women into doing increasingly worse requests, which would be distributed amongst the "higher-tier" rooms.

‼️TRIGGER WARNING‼️
This next paragraph mentions very disturbing/violent sexual assault and attempted murder

The more abusive requests included acts such as carving the word "slave" onto their bodies with a knife, putting a pair of scissors in their vagina, cutting off their nipples, and eating feces. Some men even paid to rape or gang-rape the women themselves. It has also been revealed that Cho plotted the murder of a young girl at the request of a paid member, meant to be an act of revenge against the girl's father. Thankfully, the member was arrested before the attempt was carried out.


Why is this a big deal?

Aside from the obvious, this is a big deal because in Naver's realtime search (South Korea's biggest search engine), "how to quit Telegram" was on the top 5 trending search terms for teens and people in their 20s. A huge number of people would have to be searching that in order for it to be on the nation's biggest search engine's trending words. The issue itself is mainly discussed on social media platforms and hasn't received that much attention from the mainstream media yet (note: this thread was written March 20th).

Online mom cafes (internet communities for moms) show mothers searching for what to do in case their daughters were abused, whereas on dad cafes fathers are asking questions about how to deregister from Telegram. So many questions asking "how to quit Telegram without leaving any record" and "is it illegal to have been a member of an Nth room" are popping up all over the internet.

TW: victim blaming, mention of mental health
This is still not being taken very serioiusly by South Korean authorities, and some journalists trying to cover the story have been blackmailed. Some men have been horrifyingly blaming the victims themselves, while some victims have stated that they're currently struggling with mental health issues after what happened to them.


Important Updates

TW: pedophilia, sexual abuse
China is currently investigating their country's version of the Nth Room. The websites, now inaccessible, are said to have videos such as “four-year-old girl”, “beautiful young girl”, and “high school student”. It is possible that there were over 8.6 million people who accessed these sites (source 1, source 2).

This is a breaking story, so updates will be added once released.

TW: pedophilia
A 16 year old who is said to have ran a series of chatrooms similar to the Nth Rooms has been arrested. It's said that he used to work for Cho, but after a falling out he created his own series of rooms called Pacific Expedition that distributed videos of sexually explicit content involving children and teenagers. The room had anywhere between 8,000 and 20,000 users.

TW: mention of Goo Hara
There has been outrage from the Korean public after it was revealed that the judge handling the 16 year olds' case is Judge Oh Duk Shik. The judge has previously been under fire for ordering that Goo Hara's sex cam, which was filmed without her consent, needed to be shown in the courtroom during the trial of Goo Hara's ex-boyfriend Choi Jong Bum.


Further updates can be found here.


The ringleader Jo Joo Bin/Cho Joo Bin

The ringleader Jo Joo Bin/Cho Joo Bin

Watch him being a whiny bitch here

Info from @tala_606

HOW TO HELP


People internationally can help by spreading the story and by signing the Blue House petitions.

The previous petitions that were on here have gotten a response from the SK government. You can read a rough English translation of their update here, or watch the address here (in Korean, no subtitles).


Spreading the story

You can link this carrd anywhere to help spread the story:

https://nthroom.carrd.co

When talking about the situation on Twitter, please remember to add
TW:// nth room
to the beginning of your tweets with no censoring, as many people have "nth room" muted.


Petitions

TW: mention of Goo Hara, child pornography, sexual assault
Info about why he should be removed can be found here


How to sign the petitions

  1. Click on the link and scroll till you see the pic below.

  2. When you click on the text box, it'll redirect you to a page where you can sign in with SNS (Naver, Facebook, Twitter, or Kakaotalk)

  3. Sign in on any of the social media platforms

  4. Click the blue button [동의] (I agree). You do not have to edit what's in the text box (it says "I agree").

  5. If you get a series of pop-ups, click "OK".

  6. You can only sign a petition once per social login.


Picture walkthrough

if you get the image below, it means you've already signed this petition

Credit @boksungachan_sy

BREAKING NEWS


The most up-to-date information can be found at nthroomcrime.com, which has real-time updates of news articles, petitions, who has been arrested, and community/social reactions.

Important Updates

TW: pedophilia, sexual abuse
China is currently investigating their country's version of the Nth Room. The websites, now inaccessible, are said to have videos such as “four-year-old girl”, “beautiful young girl”, and “high school student”. It is possible that there were over 8.6 million people who accessed these sites (source 1, source 2).

This is a breaking story, so updates will be added once released.

TW: pedophilia
A 16 year old who is said to have ran a series of chatrooms similar to the Nth Rooms has been arrested. It's said that he used to work for Cho, but after a falling out he created his own series of rooms called Pacific Expedition that distributed videos of sexually explicit content involving children and teenagers. The room had anywhere between 8,000 and 20,000 users.

TW: mention of Goo Hara
There has been outrage from the Korean public after it was revealed that the judge handling the 16 year olds' case is Judge Oh Duk Shik. The judge has previously been under fire for ordering that Goo Hara's sex cam, which was filmed without her consent, needed to be shown in the courtroom during the trial of Goo Hara's ex-boyfriend Choi Jong Bum.


News Stories

Trigger warning! Some articles may contain sensitive details without properly marked TWs.

If you find any stories you think should be added, please contact me through Twitter DM.

Note: sites like Koreaboo will only be included if it's just a translation of the Korean news that includes their source.
I also won't be including articles behind a paywall unless there are no other articles on the story.
No opinion pieces will be added.

If you want to add a translation, please contact me through Twitter DM.
Note that translations may not have the most up-to-date information.

español


¿Qué es Nth Room?

Nth Room se refiere a un escándalo digital masivo de abuso sexual y trata de personas en Corea del Sur, que se llevó a cabo a través de una aplicación de mensajes llamada Telegram. Telegram es conocida por su cyber seguridad y la codificación de sus contenidos, lo qu significa que muchos de estos chats no son rastreables. Un hombre, bajo el username Baksa (que se traduce a ‘doctor’), fue revelado como un hombre de 25 años llamado Jo Joo Bin/Cho Joo Bin, referido como Cho, facilitó un negocio lucrativo al vender videos de abusos sexuales a través de Telegram.

Creó distintos chats de acceso en distintos niveles: Sala 1 (1st room), Sala 2 (2nd room), sala 3 (3rd room)… así hasta la sala número 8. El nombre nth room hace referencia a todas estas salas enumeradas. Los usuarios pagarían números crecientes de dinero para conseguir acceso a las salas. Por ejemplo, los usuarios que pagarían alrededor de ₩100,000 (~$80 USD) ganarían acceso a las salas de menor nivel y con contenido abusivo “menos” explicito/abusivo, mientras que aquellos que pagaran ₩1,500,000 (~$1,200 USD) tendrían acceso a las salas de nivel más alto y con contenido “más” abusivo/explicito.

76 víctimas femeninas han sido identificadas, 16 de las cuales son menores (con la más joven teniendo 9 años de edad). Los blancos principales fueron las adolescentes. Se estima que más de 260,000 hombres han pagado para acceder a estas salas, incluyendo famosos artistas, deportitas y CEOs de importantes empresas.

¿Cómo fueron afectadas las víctimas?

Para obtener estos videos, las personas que trabajaban para Cho (conocidos como ‘operadores’) tendrían acceso a mujeres y chicas a través del internet, ofreciéndoles trabajo y simultáneamente robando sus datos personales como sus números de identificación o fotos personales, a través de hacking o suplantación de identidad, que luego sería usado para chantajear y presionar a las víctimas para que hicieran lo que los operadores ordenaran. Muchas de las víctimas, aquellas que se encontraban en situación vulnerables, eran atraídas con promesas de remuneración monetaria.

Las ordines iniciales incluían sacarse videos sacándose la ropa y masturbándose, que luego serían re-enviados a los operadores y distribuidos por los chats nth room de menor nivel. Luego continuarían siendo utilizados para chantajear y amenazar a las víctimas para cohesionarlas y forzarlas a cumplir con peticiones que luego serían distribuidas en los chats más exclusivos.

ADVERTENCIA: El próximo párrafo hace mención de abuso sexual violento y perturbador.
Las peticiones más violentas incluían actos como tallar la palabra “esclava” en sus cuerpos con cuchillos, introducir objetos puntiagudos en la vagina como tijeras, cortarse y extraerse los pezones, y comer heces. Algunos hombres pagaron para violar o violar en grupo a las mujeres ellos mismos.

¿Por qué es tan importante?

Además de lo obvio, esto es importante porque en el buscador de la página de Naver (El buscador más grande de Corea del Sur), “cómo borrar Telegram” fue el top 5 de tendencias entre adolescentes y personas de veinte años. Un enorme grupo de gente tendría que haberlo buscado para que sea una de las tendencias más altas de toda la nación. El problema en si se discute mucho en redes sociales, pero no ha tenido mucha atención en otros medios de comunicación (este hilo fue escrito el 20 de Marzo).

Cibercafés de madres (comunidades en internet para madres) muestran madres buscando que hacer en caso de que sus hijas fueran abusadas, mientras que los cibercafés para padres buscan preguntas como “cómo eliminar cuenta de Telegram”, “cómo borrar cuenta de Telegram sin dejar rastro” y “es ilegal haber sido miembro de Nth room” – esas son solo algunas de las miles de preguntas que surgen en internet.

Advertencia: culpar a la víctima, menciones de salud mental
Las autoridades de Corea del Sur no se están tomando esto con la seriedad que se debe, y los periodistas que intentan destapara la historia están siendo extorsionados y amenazados. Algunos hombres también han estado culpando a las víctimas, mientras que las victimas sufren de problemas de salud mental luego de lo que les sucedió.

Translated by WITCHJEONG


The ringleader Jo Joo Bin/Cho Joo Bin

Jo Joo Bin/Cho Joo Bin

Raskt Overblikk


Nth room refererer til en massedigital sex misbruk skandale som nå skjer i Sør-Korea.

Gjennom en messenger app som heter Telegram, gikk en mann under med brukernavnet Baksa (som betyr “lege”), nå kjent til å være 25 år gamle Jo Joo Bin/Cho Joo Bin, han drev en rekke samtalerom som distribuerte i større grad voldelige videoer av kvinner som blir seksuelt misbrukt, som han da fikk tak i gjennom utpressing.

76 kvinnelige ofre har blitt identifisert, 16 av dem er mindreårige. Over 260,000 menn har antagelig betalt for disse videoene.

Translated by @99ykhs


The ringleader Jo Joo Bin/Cho Joo Bin

Jo Joo Bin/Cho Joo Bin

full Overblikk


Hva er Nth Room?

Nth room refererer til en masse digital sex misbruk skandale som nå skjer i Sør-Korea, som skjer gjennom bruk av en messenger app som heter Telegram. Telegram er kjent for sin cybersikkerhet og koding av alt innhold, noe som gjør at det ikke blir sporbart. En mann som gikk under brukernavnet Baksa (som betyr “lege”), nå kjent som 25 år gamle Jo Joo Bin/Cho Joo Bin, som fra nå av blir referert som Cho, la til rette en lukrativ virksomhet av å selge videoer av seksuell mishandling gjennom Telegram.

Han lagde forskjellige stengte samtalerom med diverse nivåer: Første rom, andre rom, tredje rom...Nth room, her er hvor navnet kommer fra. Brukere av denne tjenesten betalte en økende grad med penger for å få tilgang til disse “nivå” rommene. For eksempel, brukere som betalte ₩100,000 (~$80 USD / ~840 NOK) til Baksa ville få tilgang til det laveste nivået med de “minst” voldelige videoene, og de som betalte ₩1,500,000 (~$1200 USD / ~12,600 NOK) ville få tilgang til det høyeste nivået med tilgang til de mest “brutale/voldelige” videoer.

TW: pedofili
76 kvinnelige ofre har blitt identifisert, 16 av dem skal ha vært mindreårige (den yngste er 9 år gammel). Primærmålet dems var ungdommer. Over 260,000 menn skal ha betalt for disse videoene, inkludert berømte underholdere/artister, sportsutøvere, og CEO/administrerende direktører av populære og kjente etableringer.


Hvordan ble ofrene påvirket?

TW: utnyttelse, utpressing. (De to neste avsnittene)
For å få tak i disse videoene, så har folk som har jobbet med Cho (såkalte “operatører”) funnet jenter og kvinner på internettet og stjålet deres personlig informasjon, som fødselsnummer eller private bilder, deretter ville de da bruke dette til å true og presse disse kvinnene og jentene til å gjøre det opratørene ba om. Noen av ofrene som kom fra lavinntekts bakgrunn ble også lurt med at de skulle tjene penger av dette.

Opprinnelige ordre inkluderte at kvinnene skulle filme seg selv når de kledde av seg og onanerte, dette skulle da bli sendt tilbake til operatørene og distribuert blant de “laveste nivåene” av Nth room. Dette ville da ha bli brukt til å fortsette å true disse kvinnene til å gjøre mer, eller å få konsekvensene av å bli utpresset. Forespørslene av disse mennene/operatørene ble verre, og disse videoene ble distribuert blant de “høyere nivåene”.

!!TRIGGER WARNING!!
Neste avsnitt nevner ekstremt urovekkende/voldelig seksuell overgrep og drapsforsøk.
Det skal ha vært forespørsler som var mer ekstreme som å skjære ordet “slave” på kroppen deres med kniv, putte en saks i kjønnsorganet, skjære av brystvortene, og spise avføring. Noen menn har til og med betalt for å overgripe kvinnene dem selv. Det har blitt avslørt at Cho planla et drapsforsøk på en ung jente, etter en forespørsel av en bruker som hadde betalt, dette skulle være for å ta hevn på jentas far. Heldigvis var brukeren arrestert før noe kunne ha skjedd.


Hvorfor er dette en så stor sak?

Bortsett fra de åpenbare grunnene på hvorfor dette er en stor sak, så er den så stor på grunn av på Naver sin sanntid søk (Naver er Sør-Koreas største søkemotor), så skal “Hvordan avslutte Telegram” ha vært på topp 5 søk for ungdom og folk i 20-årene. En mengde mennesker må ha søkt dette for at det skulle være på landets største søkemotor. Selve problemet er bare diskutert på sosiale medier, og har ikke rukket å nå mainstream media enda (denne artikkelen ble skrevet 20.Mars).

Online “mamma” kafeer (nettsamfunn for mødre) viser mødre som søker for hva de skal gjøre når/hvis deres døttere blir utsatt for mishandling. Mens på “pappa” kafeer (samme opplegg som mamma kafeer) skal de ha søkt “hvordan avslutte Telegram uten spor” og “er det ulovlig å ha vært medlem av Nth room?”.

TW: Skylding av offer, udtalelser om psykisk/mental helse
Denne saken er fortsatt ikke tatt på alvor av Sørkoreanske myndigheter, noen journalister som har prøvd å rapportere på saken har blitt utpresset. Noen menn har skyldt på ofrene selv, mens noen av ofrene har nevnt at de har det vanskelig nå med deres psykiske helse etter det som har skjedd med dem.


Viktige oppdateringer

TW: pedofili
En 16 år gammel som skal ha drevet et lignende samtalerom opplegg som Nth room, har blitt arrestert. Det er blitt sagt at han har pleid å jobbe for Cho, men etter en krangel lagde han sin egen form for Nth room som ble kalt Pacific Expedition som distribuerte eksplisitte videoer med barn og ungdom. Rommet hadde mellom 8,000 til 20,000 brukere.

TW: Nevning av Goo Hara
Det skal ha vært et raseri blant sørkoreanere etter at det ble klart at dommeren som behandlet saken av 16 åringen er dommer Oh Duk Shik. Dommeren provoserte tidligere mange etter at han ba Goo Hara sin “sex cam”, som ble filmet uten hennes tillatelse, trengte å bli vist i rettssalen under rettssaken mot Goo Haras eks-kjæreste Choi Jong Bum.

flere oppdateringer her

Translated by @99ykhs



نگاهی اجمالی


اِنمین اتاق به رسوایی سوء استفاده ی جنسی دیجیتال که در حال روی دادن در کره ی جنوبی است اشاره دارد.

از طریق یک برنامه ی پیام رسان به نام تلگرام، مردی که با نام کاربری باکسا( که به کره ایی به معنای دکتر میباشد)؛و حالا با نام جو جوو بین ۲۵ ساله شناخته میشود، یک سری اتاق چت که فیلم های خشونت آمیزی از تجاوز جنسی به زنان را که خود از طریق باج خواهی به دست آورده بود در این چتروم ها در تلگرام پخش میکرد.

۷۶ قربانیِ زن شناخته شده؛ که ۱۶ نفر از آنان خردسال و زیر سن قانونی بوده اند. گفته میشود که بیش از ۲۶۰۰۰۰ مرد برای تماشای این ویدئو ها پول پرداخت کرده اند.

Translated by @theredAnthurium


The ringleader Jo Joo Bin/Cho Joo Bin

Jجو جوو بین


چگونه کمک کنیم


مردم خارج از کره جنوبی میتوانند با پخش کردن این رسوایی و کمک به آگاه سازی؛ ویا با اِمضا کردن داداخواست ها به کاخ آبی کمک کنند.
دادخواست های قبلی ایی که در اینجا قرار داده شده بودند، جوابی از دولت کره ی جنوبی گرفته اند. شما میتوانید یک ترجمه ی کلی از نتایج آن -اینجا- و یا در -این ادرس- تماشا کنید.(به زبان کره ایی و بدون ترجمه.)
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https://nthroom.carrd.co/#fa

لطفا قبل از صحبت کردن در باره ی این موضوع توییتر به دیگران اینگونه اخطار دهید.
TW: موضوع حساس-تجاوز

این طوری کسانی که علاقه ایی به مطالعه مطلب ندارند میتوانند آن را رد کنند.


دادخواست ها

TW: mention of Goo Hara, child pornography, sexual assault
Info about why he should be removed can be found here


چگونگی اِمضای دادخواست

  1. روی لینک کلیک کرده و تا زمانی که عکس زیر را مشاهده کنید پایین بروید.

  2. وقتی که روی جعبه ی متن دار کلیک کنید شما را به صفحه ایی میفرستد که از طریق آن میتوانید به یکی از شبکه های اجتماعی خود(kakaotalk,naver,twitter,یا facebook) وارد شوید.

  3. وارد یکی از شبکه های اجتماعی خود شوید( لاگ این کنید).

  4. ۴:جعبه ی آبی رنگ را کلیک کنید. دقت کنید که متن نوشته شده احتیاجی به تغییر نداد پس آن را اِدیت نکنید.

  5. ۵: اگر به صورت ناگهانی صفحه ایی باز شد ،روی OK کلیک کنید.

  6. ۶: با هر حساب شبکه ی اجتماعی خود یک اِمضا میتوانید بزنید.


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Credit @boksungachan_sy
Translated by @theredAnthurium