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Uriminzokkiri (우리민족끼리) is a website that provides Korean language news and propaganda from North Korea's central news agency. The site also distributes information over Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and Facebook. "Uriminzokkiri" is transliterated Korean for "Our Nation." The website's server is located in China.
In August 2010, Uriminzokkiri launched YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter accounts in an effort to improve North Korea's image around the world.
On 18 September 2012, Uriminzokkiri uploaded a video containing a photoshopped image of South Korea's president-elect Park Geun-hye performing the dance moves of Gangnam Style. The video also mocks her as a devoted admirer of the Yushin system of autocratic rule set up by her father, Park Chung-hee.
On 5 February 2013, a propaganda film that featured New York in flames was removed from YouTube after a DMCA complaint filed by Activision due to the use of footage from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. On 19 March 2013, a new North Korean propaganda video was posted on the Uriminzokkiri YouTube channel that presented images of an imagined missile attack on U.S. government buildings in Washington, D.C., including the White House and the Capitol.
On 3 April 2013, hacker group Anonymous claimed it had stolen 15,000 user passwords as part of a cyberwar against the DPRK. Several hours later, Anonymous claimed responsibility for hacking into the Uriminzokkiri website and its Twitter and Flickr accounts.
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- Uriminzokkiri.com - Official Website (in English)
- Uriminzokkiri on Twitter
- uriminzokkiri's channel on YouTube
- uriminzokkiri on Flickr[dead link]
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