February 22, 2024

Coldnoodlefan: a North Korea-linked foray into sockpuppet Twitter accounts?

Pro-DPRK account displays solid links to state-run outlet Sogwang

Propaganda and influence campaigns delivered behind fake sockpuppet identities have been used to great effect by many countries, perhaps most famously in recent times by Russia's "Internet Research Agency" to sway U.S. voters' opinions surrounding the 2016 elections.

Now, North Korean state media's presence on the world wide web appears to be evolving in notable new ways, potentially operating at least one "sockpuppet" social media account.