19 Apr '11, 11am

Kannattaa olla varovainen retweettien kanssa Soinin Suomessakin -> S.Korean man convicted of retweeting N.Korea messages

Kannattaa olla varovainen retweettien kanssa Soinin Suomessakin -> S.Korean man convicted of retweeting N.Korea messages

The man was convicted of retweeting material from the North's Twitter feed (http: twitter.com/uriminzok) to about 3,000 followers last year, it said. -- PHOTO: AFP SEOUL - A SOUTH Korean man received a suspended jail term on Tuesday for retweeting messages from North Korea's official website in the first such case since the communist state launched a cyber propaganda campaign. The Seoul Central District Court said it had handed the 55-year-old man identified only as Cho a two-year jail sentence, suspended for three years, for violating South Korea's security law. The man was convicted of retweeting material from the North's Twitter feed (http: twitter.com/uriminzok) to about 3,000 followers last year, it said. The North made its first foray into Twitter last August, using the account to link to stinging statements criticising the South and the United States on its website....

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