Internet censorship in Cuba is extensive. The Cuban internet is among the most tightly controlled in the world. A special permit is required to use the Internet and all e-mails are intricately monitored. Cuba has been listed as an "Internet Enemy" by Reporters Without Borders since the list was created in 2006. The level of Internet filtering in Cuba is not categorized by the OpenNet
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This paper discusses the widespread censorship in Cuba. It addresses free speech and press, internet access, and Cubans’ access to digital content from abroad via the black market. It also briefly explores what one dissident called “the two biggest myths of Cuba”: health care and education.
Feb 17, 2020 · As of January 2020, in a survey by the Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI), an international group monitoring internet censorship, the Cuban government blocked only 36 websites Sep 10, 2019 · How censorship works: Despite some improvements in recent years–including the expansion of mobile internet and Wi-Fi access–Cuba still has the most restricted climate for the press in the Americas. Oct 26, 2017 · Sept. 7 - China issues new rules that require internet chat service providers to verify the identities of users and keep a log of group chats for no less than six months, according to Reuters These two farmers in rural Cuba now have internet access. Reese Erlich. As of January 2020, in a survey by the Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI), an international group monitoring internet censorship, the Cuban government blocked only 36 websites.
But it is also seen as essential for Cuba's economic development. In recent times, censorship of the Internet has slowly relaxed. For example, in 2007, it became possible for members of the public to legally buy a computer. In order to get around the government's control of the Internet, citizens have developed numerous techniques.
Dual Internet system. Like its dual currency, Cuba also has a dual internet system. The global internet – unaffordable for most Cubans. And its own intranet - cheaper and highly censored. The Cuban government controls all the communications infrastructure in the country. (Until 2008, it banned ownership of computer equipment and DVDs).