December 13, 2013
In a move straight from George Orwell’s “1984,” North Korea is attempting to wipe any mention of executed “traitor” Jang Song-thaek from its state-controlled Internet.
Mr. Jang, the uncle of Kim Jong-un and former vice chairman of the National Defense Commission of North Korea, had roughly 500 mentions of his named deleted as of Friday.
“The scale of what they’re attempting to do here is unprecedented,” said Frank Feinstein, who works for a website of specialists tracking the Hermit Kingdom’s activities. “North Korea’s websites are somewhat of an unknown quantity, and nothing on this scale has been detected before.”