Fake North Korea Twitter handle warns Nigerians against mocking their president
- A fake Twitter handle purportedly belonging to North Korea has issued a warning to Nigerians on social media
- The warning said Nigerians should stop mocking Kim Jong Un or face sanctions
- Legit.ng however says that the Twitter account is a parody as the country has banned social media
In 2016, North Korea officially announced it was blocking Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and South Korean websites in a bid to further control access to outside information.
The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications announcement was published this week at the country’s main mobile service provider, Koryolink, and other places serving internet users in Pyongyang.
According to The Guardian, very few North Koreans have internet access and if they do are limited to a sealed-off, government-sanctioned intranet.
The restrictions make it more difficult for visitors or the small community of foreign residents in North Korea to post real-time information about the country to the outside world.
On September 2, 2017, a parody account parodying North Korea issued a warning to Nigerians. Below is the tweet:
The tweet generated a lot of reactions from Nigerians. Below are some of them:
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Legit.ng earlier reported that to the dismay of most countries around the world, North Korea said it has successfully tested a nuclear weapon that could be loaded on to a long-range missile. The country said its sixth nuclear test was a perfect success.
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This was especially scary since hours earlier seismologists had detected an earth tremor. Pyongyang said it had tested a hydrogen bomb which is many times more powerful than an atomic bomb.
Watch this Legit.ng video of Nigerians speaking on the state of the nation: