Cuban authorities shut down websites and social media after massive protests, as tech giants do with Trump and conservatives here in the US.

Cuban authorities shut down websites and social media after massive protests, as tech giants do with Trump and conservatives here in the US.

Cuban authorities shut down websites and social media after massive protests, as tech giants do with Trump and conservatives here in the US.

Cuban authorities closed access to Internet websites and social networks after mass protests by people over the weekend.

This is reminiscent of how far-left tech giants treat conservatives and President Trump here at home.

It’s what tyrants do.

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The AP reported:

Cubans facing the country’s worst economic crisis in decades took to the streets over the weekend. In turn, authorities blocked social networking sites in an apparent effort to stem the flow of information to, from and within the troubled nation.

Restricting access to the Internet has become a tried and true method of stifling dissent from authoritarian regimes around the world, along with government-supported propaganda and disinformation campaigns. On the extreme side, regimes like China and North Korea exercise strict control over what ordinary citizens can access online. Elsewhere, service blocks are more limited, often cutting off common social platforms around elections and times of mass protests.

There was no formal organizer for Sunday’s protests; People found out about the meeting points through social networks, mainly on Twitter and Facebook, the platforms most used by Cubans. The thousands of Cubans who took to the streets, both protesters and pro-government activists, used smartphones to capture images and send them to family and friends or post them online.

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