North Korea Joins Twitter

The Los Angeles Times reports that the North Korea government has officially joined Twitter, posting messages under the user name “Uriminzok,” which means “our people.”

Although North Korea denies its citizens Internet access, Twitter continues to see plenty of accounts claiming to be from where U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs Philip J. Crowley calls the “Hermit Kingdom.”

According to the L.A. Times, Crowley on Tuesday welcomed North Korea to the social media network and tweeted:

“The Hermit Kingdom will not change overnight, but technology once introduced can’t be shut down. Just ask #Iran. #Korea”

He then added, “…North Korean government has joined Twitter, but is it prepared to allow its citizens to be connected as well?”

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