YouTube Blocks North Korea’s State TV Channel

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Google’s video-streaming service YouTube has blocked North Korea’s state television channel.

Korean Central Television’s page now bears a message saying the account has “been terminated for violating YouTube’s Community Guidelines”.

The channel is used mainly for daily and breaking news broadcasts.

Reports suggest the reason could be the possibility of Pyongyang earning advertising money on the channel, which would violate US sanctions.

Sanctions imposed in March by the Treasury Department forbid American companies and people from doing business with Pyongyang’s Propaganda and Agitation Department.



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