The North Korean Foreign Ministry this Tuesday criticized the use of “false propaganda” by the media and social networks to interfere in the domestic affairs of various countries, which is creating “serious concerns” in the international community.
Through a statement collected by the official North Korean news agency KCNA, the State Department has criticized the fact that “some certain states” – without giving specific names – intervene in the internal affairs of countries and “plan to take them out from within through the use of various kinds.” Countries dissolve media and information technologies “, all under the motto” freedom of expression “.
In this context, he mentioned criticism from countries allied with North Korea in this regard, such as Venezuela or Cuba.
At the same time, he highlighted new legislation in Hong Kong designed to “deal a blow to some media outlets for spreading misinformation and false rumors”. The region’s head of government, Carrie Lam, announced in early May that the Hong Kong authorities were working on new laws against so-called “false news” to deal with “misinformation and lies”.
“The false propaganda of the media (…) can achieve the desired results in a short period of time, even without armed teams and the loss of human life,” he stressed, before emphasizing that “a single element of false information” does not disarm just one Country, but the whole world. “” This is his hidden motive and his real intention, “he said, emphasizing that everything was a” prelude “to” violating the sovereignty “of some states.
Finally, Pyongyang has pointed out that the world’s media and information instruments “represent the common treasure of humanity, which has the right to spread only truth, justice, morality and civilization”. “Under no circumstances should they be used as a means of generating antagonism and jealousy, confrontation and violence,” he said.