The Internet in Cuba: Open Net report May 2007

Cuba | OpenNet Initiative

Internet use is severely restricted in Cuba. A combination of Cuban
government policy, the U.S. trade embargo, and personal economic
limitations prevents the vast majority of Cuban citizens from ever
accessing the Internet. The few who gain access are limited by
extensive monitoring and excessive penalties for political dissent
expressed on the Internet, leading to a climate of self-censorship.
Access probably is restricted even further by the U.S.
government’s sponsorship of reverse filtering, which encourages
Web sites to prevent access from Cuba and other countries.

ONI did not conduct empirical testing in Cuba. The conclusions in this summary are drawn solely from secondary sources.

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