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N. Korea's presumed Facebook page disappears after apparently breaking rules
By Sam Kim
SEOUL, Aug. 24 (Yonhap) -- North Korea's presumed Facebook account has been deleted after the global social networking forum reportedly accused it of violating the terms of use.

The account at had attracted hundreds of "friends," or subscribers, to its postings before it disappeared, a development confirmed Tuesday morning.File photo
PC World, a U.S. news outlet on information technology, last week had quoted a Facebook spokesperson as saying that a previous version of the page with a different username "was removed because it violated our terms of use."

   The terms stipulate that operators based in countries embargoed by the United States cannot "operate a Platform application or website" on Facebook. North Korea is under U.S. sanctions for its development of weapons of mass destruction.