Facebook Closes Accounts Claiming to Be From North Korea

Social-networking site Facebook closed down two accounts that claimed to be from North Korea.

"If a person poses as a person or entity that you don't officially represent, that becomes a violation of our policy," said Facebook spokeswoman Kumiko Hidaka, according to Bloomberg News. "Facebook is based on real people that are on there making connections and people are going to get the most value of the site if they're using real identities."

One of the Facebook accounts carried hundreds of pictures of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il. The account had more than 3,000 followers and was opened using the name "uriminzokkiri," – "between our people."

South Korea, which bans its citizens from communicating with its northern neighbor, is also clamping down on Twitter accounts posting North Korean propaganda. South Korea's unification ministry said that pro-North Korea Twitter accounts could violate national security laws.

North Korea and South Korea are still technically at war. Their 1950-53 conflict ended with a cease-fire and no peace treaty was ever signed.

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