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North Korea Deletes 350,000 Articles From Its Highly Reliable State-Run News Site

16
Dec
2013

In between inventing the smartphone and hosting Dennis Rodman for tea, the North Korean government has casually deleted 350,000 articles from their state-run news website. The Korean Central News Agency is state-run because it’s more convenient for everyone if they cut out the middle man, a free press. This is the largest ever article deletion in KCNA’s history, NKNews says, and effectively erases all news prior to October 2013. A source told NKNews the deletion was either “related to the writing of North Korean history and securing Kim Jong Un as the new leader, or simply a server issue.

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