More Ideological Control of Cyberspace?

Fernando Ravsberg

Rolando Alfonso Borges heads up the Ideological Department of the Cuban Communist Party
Rolando Alfonso Borges heads up the Ideological Department of the Cuban Communist Party.  File Photo: escambray.cu

HAVANA TIMES — The Ideology Department of the Communist Party has set out to “regulate” cyberspace. “One of our main problems is that we’ve been developing projects with practically no regulations,” said Colonel Rolando Alfonso, head of the institution that controls the press and culture in Cuba.

At a meeting of the Cuban Journalists Association (UPEC), criticisms were leveled at “some colleagues who contribute journalistic pieces to foreign websites and publications whose financing comes from abroad,” as well as the lack of “moderation of comments on our web-sites.”

The “moderation” announced could mean greater political control over what Cubans write in blogs and websites.


9 thoughts on “More Ideological Control of Cyberspace?

  • May 21, 2015 at 10:56 pm
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    We don’t all live in the US so the habit of emagicmtman of citing instances a variety of problems within his own country as if that excuses the activities of the Castro family regime in Cuba is put bluntly, fatuous. The anti-Cuban dinosaurs are those opposed to the freedom of that country and its people and the retention of “socialismo”. Only an old fogey would be able to list the sites given, I personally don’t know any of them. As for Zionists and Arab think tanks they are absolutely irrelevant to the subject under discussion – but I suppose the mind of the old fogey wanders.
    Just to remind emagicmtman the subject matter is the Ideology Department of the Communist Party of Cuba setting out to regulate cyberspace. Is he in favour or against?

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