You Can Now Follow North Korea on Twitter and YouTube

Social media users take note: you can now follow North Korea on Twitter, or watch the government’s latest uploads on Youtube. It appears the notoriously closed country has openly embraced social media – up to a point. The United States today issued an online welcome to North Korea, but hinted that social media’s power is not in its ability to project propaganda – rather it is designed to provide transparency, connect citizens and give individuals a voice. Whether this advice will be heeded is doubtful, but you can now see for yourself by following the communist government on Twitter.

The North Korea Twitter account @uriminzok has 4,700 followers as of today, after being active for less than one week. Its 11 tweets are all in Korean, but ABC reports that they,