Cubans Get a Tantalizing Taste of the Internet

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Media Outlet: The Wall Street Journal

Emily Parker, author of a recent book that chronicles the lives of Internet activists, says the government in Havana could expand censorship even as it improves Internet access.

“The Internet has not yet posed a serious threat to Cuban state power because so few people are online,” she said. “As access spreads, the Cuban government may increase their efforts to block sites and control the flow of information.”

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Emily Parker is a Future Tense Fellow and was a Class of 2014 Fellow with the Fellows Program at New America. As a fellow, she wrote Now I Know Who My Comrades Are: Voices From the Internet Underground (Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar Straus & Giroux, 2014).