May 20, 2024
Analysis

Why North Korean websites are suddenly vanishing from the internet

Experts say DPRK appears to be overhauling its propaganda strategy, with many decade-old channels likely gone for good

A series of sweeping changes to North Korea’s external messaging over the past week has seen major websites and propaganda channels suddenly go dark — and even raised the possibility that DPRK state media could disappear from the internet altogether.

The process began on Thursday when propaganda outlets targeting South Korea went offline, and by Saturday, two DPRK radio stations that broadcast to South Koreans had also gone quiet.

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