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North Korea Joins Twitter, YouTube

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North Korea Joins Twitter, YouTube

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North Korea Joins Twitter, YouTube

North Korea Joins Twitter, YouTube

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The North Korean government has announced it has joined the social media craze. It now has its own Twitter account and a channel on YouTube.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

And we have a major announcement for you this morning, one that can only be made when set to the appropriate music.

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INSKEEP: The government of North Korea has begun a YouTube feed. We're listening to music from it. The song is accompanied by scenes of the sunrise and images of a heroic sculpture of North Korean soldiers. The lyrics declare that the people's new world has been realized in this land and radiant communism opens a new road. Apparently that new road leads to social media. The North Koreans have also started a Korean language Twitter feed.

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