Cuba blocks social media access following protests
Cuba has limited access to some social media and messaging apps following anti-government protests that started Sunday.
Why it matters: Governments are increasingly using partial or complete internet shutdowns as a response to political unrest.
According to NetBlocks, Cuba's national internet service provider blocked access to WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram as well as some Telegram servers.
- As of Tuesday it said VPNs were working to help evade the government crackdown.
Flashback: NetBlocks spotted a similar crackdown in Cuba in November 2020, following separate protests over artistic freedom.