Published On: Mon, Jul 12th, 2021

Critics Accuse Twitter of Minimizing Cuban Protests in Trending Section

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Twitter’s moderators were accused of minimizing the impact of the thousands of demonstrators who took to the streets against the Cuban communist regime over the weekend. “People are helping to spread awareness on the impact of COVID-19 in Cuba as cases hit an all-time high in the country,” Twitter said as a description of the protests on Sunday night and Monday morning. Several Republican leaders accused Twitter of attempting to mischaracterize the protests as being about COVID-19 rather than them being against the communist regime, highlighting videos of Cuban demonstrators holding American flags, chanting “freedom,” and calling for the end of the regime and its leader Miguel Diaz-Canel, who is also head of the Cuban Communist Party. Thousands took to the streets in various parts of Havana and other cities and shouted “Diaz-Canel step down” and shouted “repressors” at security forces who were deployed. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Twitter’s description is not …

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