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Poisoned balloons over Cuba

Havana, Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) Fake news, manipulated images and other forms of media terrorism are currently flooding social media to show Cuba as a country in chaos.

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp and other social media, and media outlets that are taking part in the anti-Cuba crusade are the main broadcasters of news that are distorting Cuba’s reality and promoting its destabilization.

One of the montages is the image of the lifeless, bloodied body of a 13-year-old boy who died in Caracas, Venezuela, as a result of a stray bullet during a conflict with a criminal gang.

Alberth Lopez was not a Cuban child, but it was spread on social media, and media outlets reported that he had lost his life as a victim of repression in Cuba.

There were several ‘fake news’ that assured several Cuban leaders had defected.

For example, the resignation of the deputy minister of the Interior was reported with a photo of the director of Verde Olivo publishing house. Lies were denied in Havana.

There were also reports that Army General Raul Castro had fled to Venezuela, including a photo.

Reuters investigated and published that the image corresponded to a trip by the then Cuban president to Costa Rica in 2015 to participate in a summit of ECLAC leaders.

It was also reported on Twitter and Facebook that the city of Camagüey, in central Cuba, had been seized and the first secretary of the Communist Party in the province had been arrested.

The party leader was later interviewed by local television and denied that story in person.