North Korea appears to launch on Twitter and YouTube

North Korea, one of the world's most guarded countries, appears to have turned to Twitter and YouTube as a tactic in its propaganda war against South Korea and the US.

North Korea, one of the world's most guarded countries, appears to have turned to Twitter and YouTube as a tactic in its propaganda war against South Korea and the US.

According to a report by AP, North Korea's government-run Uriminzokkiri website posted an announcement last week saying it has a Twitter account and a YouTube channel.

The report added: "More than 80 videos have been uploaded since July to the global video-sharing site under the user name uriminzokkiri. The series of clips include condemnation of 'warmongers' South Korea and the US for blaming North Korea for the sinking of a South Korean warship in March.

"It is still not certain if the sites are actually linked to the North Korean government, but if they are it's a startling move given the country blocks internet access for the majority of its 23.8 million citizens."

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