North Korea creates Facebook account

South Korean authorities investigating page for authenticity, illegal content

After joining YouTube and Twitter, North Korea appears to have created a profile on Facebook to fuel its propaganda war against South Korea and the United States. The account opened late Thursday under the Korean username “uriminzokkiri,” meaning “on our own as a nation.” Access to North Korea’s Twitter account is blocked in the South for containing information that is illegal under South Korean security laws, an official at South Korea’s Communications Standards Commission said. Commission official Han Myung-ho said authorities are investigating the account to determine its authenticity, and will block access to the page if it has content that violates South Korea’s National Security Law. The Facebook account, which describes itself as male, says it is interested in men and is looking for networking.

CBC News

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