The Bank of Korea (BOK) said Thursday it has opened a social media site on YouTube, marking the first time the central bank has joined a social network service (SNS) to more broadly communicate with the public.
The BOK said it has launched its YouTube channel and officially started running the social network site.
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It is an unprecedented move by the BOK to have created the YouTube page considering the institution's prevalent conservative nature as the central bank in Korea.
The BOK has no official Facebook or Twitter account.
A BOK official said opening the YouTube channel is "a bid to get closer to the general public."