Uriminzokkiri Gets Loving Reception from Friends

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Uriminzokkiri looks to be proof, that North Korea reportedly joins Facebook.

North Korea appears to have added Facebook to the social networking sites it recently joined to ramp up its propaganda war against South Korea and the U.S.

The account opened late Thursday under the Korean username “uriminzokkiri,” meaning “on our own as a nation,” an official at South Korea’s Communications Standards Commission said Friday. Uriminzok has “content that praises, promotes and glorifies” North Korea that was confirmed to be “illegal information” under South Korea’s National Security Law, a commission statement said Thursday. The commission said it has no immediate plan to block the North’s YouTube channel.

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Uriminzokkiri looks to be proof, that North Korea reportedly joins Facebook.

North Korea appears to have added Facebook to the social networking sites it recently joined to ramp up its propaganda war against South Korea and the U.S.

The account opened late Thursday under the Korean username “uriminzokkiri,” meaning “on our own as a nation,” an official at South Korea’s Communications Standards Commission said Friday. Uriminzok has “content that praises, promotes and glorifies” North Korea that was confirmed to be “illegal information” under South Korea’s National Security Law, a commission statement said Thursday. The commission said it has no immediate plan to block the North’s YouTube channel.

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A South Korean government warning saying “Illegal content” pops up when an attempt is made to access the Twitter account in South Korea.

Commission official Han Myung-ho said the new Facebook account could be subject to the same fate.

“We are aware of the Facebook account and the police and the National Intelligence Service are currently investigating the site to verify whether it is indeed run by the North Korean government,” Han said Friday.

“If we find that this Facebook account also carries content violating the National Security Law, we will do our duty of shutting it down as well.”

But, with entries like, “Is a Juche anything like a douche? Juchebag=douchebag??”, critical discussions of gulags, and links to The Onion, it looks more like the most entertaining anti-DPRK site than a propaganda tool.

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