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Facebook Deletes Two Purported North Korean Accounts

Published on August 24, 2010
by Beth Callaghan

Facebook (along with Twitter and YouTube) is officially banned in North Korea, and as such, Facebook spokeswoman Kumiko Hidaka cited the social network’s term of service regarding the deletion of two accounts purported to originate from there. “If a person poses as a person or entity that you don’t officially represent, that becomes a violation of our policy.” For its part, in response to this and other recent speculation that it has been utilizing social media for propaganda purposes, North Korea’s government assured Forbes’s Taylor Buley that it isn’t.

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