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Prensa Latina receives support in the face of cyber attack on YouTube

Havana, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) Media outlets, communicators and intellectuals from several countries expressed their rejection of the cyberattack against the YouTube channel of the Prensa Latina Latin American Information Agency.

The denouncement received support from China’s Xinhua; Sputnik, from Russia; Azertac, from Azerbaijan; BRICS TV; and Al Mayadeen, with whom Prensa Latina shares its commitment to serving the truth and defending just causes.

The Resumen Latinoamericano digital publication and the communicators Florencia Lagos and David de la Paz also spoke out in rejection of the computer attack.

The cyberattack was also highlighted by the Bayamo Digital site, which reflected the accusation from Prensa Latina.

The president of Casa de las Américas, Abel Prieto, stated on X that this action is the typical response of fascism to those who defend the truth and popular causes.

The president of Prensa Latina, Luís Enrique González, confirmed that no one will silence the voice of the Global South and that the cyberattack reveals the solidity of the media’s work, a reason for being at the center of the attacks launched by planetary hegemonic groups. González referred to the position of Prensa Latina TV, saying that “it is a sign that we are riding,” a reference to the famous novel Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes.

According to the statement, the email account associated with Prensa Latina’s channel on YouTube was hacked and modified; a US company called MicroStrategy now appears on the channel previously occupied by Prensa Latina TV. The channel has the opening date and the same number of accumulated visits and subscribers as those that Prensa Latina TV had.

According to the statement, the cyberattack reveals the consolidation of Prensa Latina in the international media scene.

Prensa Latina called on Google to investigate what happened and take measures to reestablish its portal on YouTube.