Seoul to join web freedom coalition, as it blocks North Korean content at home | NK News
July 12, 2024
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Seoul to join web freedom coalition, as it blocks North Korean content at home

Advocate for open internet says membership in Freedom Online Coalition is at odds with South Korea’s domestic censorship

South Korea will join a 37-member alliance of countries promoting worldwide internet access, the U.S. has announced, raising questions about whether Seoul will also reconsider its own domestic restrictions on accessing North Korean content.

The White House revealed Seoul’s decision to become a member of the Freedom Online Coalition (FOC) in a press release after Wednesday’s summit between presidents Joe Biden and Yoon Suk-yeol, cementing a move the two countries began discussing ahead of Yoon’s U.S. visit

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