Just like the citizens of Fahrenheit 451, the citizens of North Korea experience censorship of social media, books, the internet, and others access points of information from neighboring countries. In Fahrenheit 451, the government censors information by burning books. “ Colored people don’t like Little Black Sambo. Burn it. White people don't feel good about Uncle Tom's Cabin. Burn it.” (pg 57) In order to create a peaceful civilization, the authorities of this dystopian society have decided that any topic that creates emotions or independent thought should be deemed unlawful. This includes books, schooling, television, how to deal with the deceased, and people themselves. In North Korea, the “Central Korean News Agency serving as a government mouthpiece, and the regime metes out harsh punishments for anyone accused of accessing uncensored information or sharing news from countries that it considers its enemies” states Jessica Jerrea from the HuffPost. The North Korean government has control over the information the citizens receive and send out. This allows for the acceptance of only one view point, resulting in an absence of indecent thought. Even if a person has an opinion, the government punishes the individual and their family. On difference between the America in the book and North Korea is cause of the censorship. Beatty of Fahrenheit 451 states the censorship “ didn’t come from the Government down” (pg 55), but instead came from the people’s action of limiting the amount of information. Life became faster pace which made the need for mass amounts of information disappear. However, the North Korean government has created the censorship in the country, not the people. Often times “ North Koreans (will) escape and resettle” to South Korea due to the living conditions and type of government in North Korea. If the censorship came from the people, North Koreans wouldn’t run from it. In conclusion, the censorship in Fahrenheit 451 and North Korea limited the ability to form independent thoughts while the origin of the censorship is different.