September 19, 2021

New US bill calls for social media companies to ban North Korean accounts

A Republican bill aims to terminate social media accounts belonging to U.S.-declared “state sponsors of terror”

A new bill in the U.S. Congress is proposing that social media companies ban certain users from North Korea and other countries defined in U.S. law as being state sponsors of terrorism.

If passed, the bill would require the likes of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to delete accounts belonging to senior North Korean officials, as well as any North Korean person or company ever defined in U.S. law for terror-related reasons as being a “specially designated national.”