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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 http://facebook.com/uriminzok 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.