Prensa Latina News Agency rejects blocking of Twitter accounts

Mar 26, 2020 by

Prensa Latina News Agency rejects blocking of Twitter accounts

Havana, March 23 (Prensa Latina) The official account of the Latin American News Agency Prensa Latina on Twitter (@PrensaLatina_cu) is currently blocked along with three other profiles also related to this media in Cuba.

After several weeks asking for verification codes more than once a day, Twitter restricted the functions of Prensa Latina’s profile, where more than 109,000 users were constantly informed about the most important news in Cuba and the world.

Other profiles linked to the news agency that were also blocked are that of the president of the entity Luis E. Gonzalez (@LuisEGonzalezA3 ) and the two chief editors Luisa M. Gonzalez (@luisamgg) and Fausto Triana (@prensalatinaft).

In the case of Prensa Latina’s profile, it is the third suspended account in less than two years; this last one with more than 500 followers and the previous ones exceeded 2,000.

Twitter suspends the accounts amidst extensive news coverage due to the global expansion of COVID-19, a moment in which Cuba demonstrates its solidarity with the world and keeps its citizens informed about the measures to fight this disease. The humanist vocation of the people and government of Cuba made news just a few days ago when the doors of the island opened to receive the British cruise ship MS Braemar, which was carrying 682 passengers and 381 crew members, with five cases positive for COVID-19, and several in quarantine for cold symptoms.

Thousands of publications filled the social networks thanking Cuba for such an altruistic gesture and many others are currently thanking Cuba for the decisions to send medical brigades to countries affected by the new coronavirus such as Italy, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Surinam, Grenada and Jamaica.

For the time being, all that remains is to wait and continue informing, by all possible means, about COVID-19 and all world events.

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