Censorship on pro-North Korea websites tight

Censorship on pro-North Korea websites tight


The police forced website operators to delete 42,787 pro-North Korean posts on the Internet in the first half of the year, up about 100 times compared to five years ago, according to data released by Rep. Ahn Hyoung-hwan of the governing Grand National Party Thursday.

The result can be attributed to the Lee Myung-bak administration’s strict desire to crackdown on anti-government online messages and the launch of a cyber team to exclusively handle subversive activities, a senior police official separately told The Korea Times while asking for anonymity.

Under the previous liberal Roh Moo-hyun administration, the number of censored online articles stood only at 1,238 in 2005; 1,388 in 2006; 1,434 in 2007; 1,793 in 2008.

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