Cuba passes regulations criminalizing online content, further restricting internet access

  • Source: CPJ
  • August 23, 2021

“On August 17, the Cuban government enacted new regulations that criminalize the sharing of ‘false’ and ‘offensive’ information online, and grant authorities expanded powers to restrict online speech, according to the text of the regulations and press reports.


The director of cybersecurity for the Cuban Ministry of Communications, Pablo Domínguez Vásquez, said in a press conference that the new rules empowered the government to document cybersecurity breaches, and said that ‘when these people [perpetrators] are identified and they are in the country, penalties will be imposed,’ according to press reports.”

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