North Korea Denies Using Twitter, Facebook & YouTube

Last week, bloggers, newspapers and other media outlets around the globe were duped into believing that North Korea had opened their own Twitter, Facebook and YouTube accounts to spread propaganda through social media. According to new information released today by Forbes, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is not using any of these networks. Rather, the accounts are being run by government supporters living abroad. These supporters seem to be doing a pretty good job though, as they had most of the online world believing that they were the North Korean government.

An official from the North Korean government told Forbes that they had absolutely nothing to do with this social media propaganda campaign and that these sites are still banned in the country. The official, Alejandro Cao de Benos, said, “Any kind of IT-based communication is interesting for the DPRK, [but] such websites will never be run by our Government directly.”