May 24, 2024

North Korea restricts foreigner access to Facebook, Twitter

Indicates North Korea's unease about flow of information outside country by foreigners, says Pyongyang watcher

North Korea has completely restricted access to Facebook and Twitter, services almost exclusively used by diplomatic missions and international humanitarian organizations in Pyongyang, the Russian News Agency TASS reported on Thursday.

The ban follows North Korea’s August blanket prohibition on Internet access through WiFi by foreign embassies, officials and international NGOs working in country, citing interests of national security. TASS reported it was unclear whether this most recent social media ban would be temporary or permanent.

Become a member for less than $4 per week.

  • Unlimited access to all of NK News: reporting, investigations, analysis
  • The NK News Daily Update, an email newsletter to keep you in the loop
  • Searchable archive of all content, photo galleries, special columns
  • Contact NK News reporters with tips or requests for reporting
Get unlimited access to all NK News content, including original reporting, investigations, and analyses by our team of DPRK experts.
Subscribe now

All major cards accepted. No commitments – you can cancel any time.