Cuban authorities blocked social media amid protests

Cuban authorities blocked social media amid protests

blocked social media

The country restricts the work of Facebook, WhatsApp and Telegram

The Cuban authorities have blocked social networking sites in an apparent attempt to stop the exchange of information between the country and the outside world and within the country.

The lockdown comes after Cubans, facing the worst economic crisis in decades, took to the streets over the weekend.

Restricting Internet access has become a proven method of suppressing dissent used by authoritarian regimes around the world.

On Monday, Cuban authorities blocked Facebook, WhatsApp and Telegram in an attempt to thwart information sharing on social media.

But blackouts like these tend to be of limited duration, in part because they affect a wider population than in the past.

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