February 21, 2024

North Korean propaganda sites targeting South go dark in simultaneous outage

Expert says DPRK appears to have intentionally turned off sites, as Kim Jong Un looks to overhaul inter-Korean policy

Several major North Korean propaganda websites targeting South Korean audiences went offline on Thursday, in what may be a move to revamp or take down the sites after leader Kim Jong Un called for a “decisive” change in inter-Korean policy.

The websites of Uriminzokkiri, DPRK Today, Arirang Meari, Tongil Voice and Ryomyong were all down on Thursday morning and remained inaccessible as of 2:20 p.m. KST.