Cuban FM Denounces Twitter’s Destabilization Maneuvers

Cuban Minister of Foreign affairs Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla says he has irrefutable evidence that the majority of users participating in the campaign against Cuba were from the USA. He has asked Twitter to confirm or deny it.
Cuban Minister of Foreign affairs Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla says he has irrefutable evidence that the majority of users participating in the campaign against Cuba were from the USA. He has asked Twitter to confirm or deny it. | Photo: Twitter @Gal_5_14

According to authorities and experts, Cuba is a target of a simultaneous war: media, symbolic, economic, political, all connected through technology, which exacerbates violence on digital spaces and globally spreads fake news to distort reality and stimulate destabilization.

August 5 (teleSUR) On Thursday, the Cuban Foreign Ministry condemned the use on social media, especially Twitter, of the hashtag linked to a campaign promoted by the United States to destabilize Cuba.

The director-general for Press, Communication, and Image at the Foreign Ministry, Juan Antonio Fernandez, showed in a graph how the micro-blockade platform could become in the next few hours and with the #SOSCuba hashtag a scene for a new operation against Havana.

He said 500 messages were posted under that hashtag in only three minutes; they created more than 315,000 impressions (number of times that a user’s tweet is posted in the chronology or search results) and 132 responses.

‘#SOSCuba 500 tweets in three minutes. Is it spontaneous or a new operation on social media as part of the war waged against us? #LetCubaLive,’ the official tweeted.


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“I call on Twitter and the U.S. government,” said #Cuba‘s Foreign Minister, “to affirm or deny that political operatives actively used coordinated hashtags, robots and trolls through automated means to flood social media in this campaign against Cuba.”

Other users charged that there is a maneuver on Twitter with the cynicism of the campaign that promotes an alleged humanitarian intervention in Cuba; this way, ‘Twitter once more allows violating of its rules with coup purposes.’

According to authorities and experts, Cuba is a target of a simultaneous war: media, symbolic, economic, political, all connected through technology, which exacerbates violence on digital spaces and globally spreads fake news to distort reality and stimulate destabilization.

Cuba has accused the U.S. Government of being directly involved on July 11, 2021, riots in different parts of the country by funding and inciting incidents that triggered acts of vandalism.

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