Twitter lock associated with attempts to use the social network to artificially raise the interest

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American company Twitter Inc. blocked in their social network accounts belonging to the leader of the Communist party of Cuba Raul Castro and his daughter, Mariela and a number of leading the state media of Cuba. On 12 September, reported Reuters.

Lock took place on 11 and 12 September.

On Twitter, the Agency explained that this is due to attempts to use the platform of social networks to artificially raise the interest of users to specific topics.

Reuters notes that a lock has occurred after the President of Cuba Miguel Diaz-Canela, broadcast on state television to warn residents of the island about an energy crisis because of US sanctions.

The Cuban Union of journalists called the actions of the owner of the social network Twitter “mass censorship” and “an act of cyber warfare”.

Now when you navigate to the page of Raul Castro appears that “the action account is suspended.”


In December 2014, the Washington officially announced the beginning of a policy of reconciliation with Havana. Cuba and the US restored diplomatic relations after 54 years.

In June 2017, the head of the White house Donald trump announced that cancels the unilateral steps of the previous US administration of former President Barack Obama to normalize relations with Cuba.

From 9 November 2017 the US increase sanctions against Cuba. The Ministry of Finance of the USA forbade the citizens, under the jurisdiction of the United States, to conduct financial transactions with entities that are controlled or acting on behalf of the Cuban army, intelligence and security services.

Once the restrictive measures of the USA against Cuba came into effect on 5 June 2019.

On 27 July, the former US presidential Advisor for national security John Bolton announced new sanctions against Cuba in response to violations of Havana human rights and the efforts of the Cuban regime to destabilize the situation in Venezuela.