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Friday 30 September 2016

Warning! North Korea 'puts block on Instagram'

Published 22/06/2015 | 10:49

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An Instagram sunset

Warnings are appearing on Instagram accounts in North Korea that claim access to the popular photo-sharing app is being denied and the site blacklisted for harmful content.

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Opening the app with mobile devices on the North Korean carrier Koryolink has resulted in a notification in English saying: "Warning! You can't connect to this website because it's in blacklist site."

A similar notice in Korean says the site contains harmful content, though that is not mentioned in the English version.

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