Why North Korean tweets are off-limits in the South

Under the National Security Act, South Koreans can be sentenced for everything from re-tweeting North Korea’s official Twitter account to reading northern propaganda.


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,(Seoul, Korea) On the 28th floor of Samsung’s headquarters here is a door marked “Restricted Access,” the warning emphasized by two slashing diagonal red lines.

It does not guard the company’s plans for a next-generation smart phone, however, nor any other commercial secrets. Instead, the shelves and filing cabinets behind the door are filled with North Korean government work reports, recent editions of the ruling party’s daily newspaper, and other publications from Pyongyang.

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