1M Cubans use U.S. software to skirt government's social media blackouts
More than 1 million people in Cuba every day are using an anti-censorship tool supported by the U.S. government to circumvent their own government's social media blackouts, Bloomberg reports.
The big picture: Censorship-circumvention software company Psiphon Inc. has facilitated the transfer of over 600 terabytes of data from users in Cuba since Sunday, per Bloomberg.
- Psiphon receives funding from the Open Technology Fund, a U.S. government nonprofit that supports global internet freedom technologies.
Driving the news: Cuba limited access to some social media and messaging apps following anti-government protests that started last Sunday Axios' Ina Fried reports.
- President Biden said Thursday that the United States is looking into whether it is able to restore internet access that was shut down by the Cuban government.
Of note: Tens of thousands took to the streets on Saturday in a counter-protest in support of the government, AP reports. Both President Miguel Díaz-Canel and 90-year-old former President Raul Castro appeared.
Editor's note: This story has been updated throughout.