Cuba bloggers talk tech, social media at Havana confab; dismissed as subversive by state media

Cuban bloggers and tweeters talked tech in Havana on Thursday at a Spanish-organized forum promoting social media in one of the world’s most unplugged nations, prompting accusations from state-run media of an attempt to foment subversive activities.

With about 50 people present on the first day of the three-day Click Festival, organizers and attendees insisted their purposes are not political.

“Click Festival is a technological event that aspires to spread the world about the use of new technologies here in Cuba,” said Spaniard Jose Luis Antunez, one of the organizers. “It’s an apolitical event, although it may have some links, and above all we want people of all ideological stripes to attend… Read more

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