Socialist Venezuelan Chavistas flood social media in defense of Cuba’s communist dictatorship

Socialist vultures of a feather will always flock together.

Via Diario de Cuba:

El Chavismo Floods Twitter with Messages Supporting the Cuban Regime

After the 11-J protests, supporters of the late Venezuelan president placed 11 ‘Cuban’ hashtags totaling 1.4 million tweets.

The strategy that el chavismo has followed in the last two years of attempting to dominate public debates on Twitter is no longer limited to internal matters in Venezuela, as now it is also making an effort to defend the “Castroist” regime, according to a study by the Probox digital observatory.

During the month of July 2021 Probox registered 182 political and social hashtags on Twitter as a trend in Venezuela. In total, they categorized 7.7 million tweets. After the eruption of citizen protests on 11-J in Cuba, el chavismo turned to said social network as part of an official strategy adopted by Nicolás Maduro’s regime.

According to the Probox report, defense of the Cuban regime, within the framework of the wave of protests in Cuba, was the main topic of conversation promoted by Venezuela’s Ministry of the Popular Power of Communication and Information (MIPPCI). This agency, which functions as a propaganda apparatus, positioned 11 hashtags related to Cuba, together adding up to 1.4 million tweets.

“It’s important to understand the role and intention behind this digital support that the Díaz-Canel regime received and will probably continue to receive,” Venezuelan activist Marivi Marín Vásquez, Executive Director of Probox, explained to DIARIO DE CUBA.

Among the 11 hashtags promoted from Caracas in support of Castroism in the wake of the crisis sparked by the street protests in Cuba, Marín Vásquez cites as an example the following one on Twitter: #VenezuelaYCubaUnidas (VenezuelaAndCubaUnited), with 120,000 tweets and a 74.8% inorganicity rating, which denotes content possibly generated by automated accounts or that exhibit inauthentic behavior.

Of the 11 hashtags of this type promoted by el chavismo, ten of them managed to become Trending Topics (TT). The most worrisome thing for the director of Probox is that these “were not only TT in Venezuela, but also reached top slots in trends in Cuba.”

In addition to the “fraternal support” that the Maduro government strives to demonstrate, in the digital activist’s opinion there is actually a “strategy, and very possibly, communication, between these two regimes to promote a different picture (once distorting the reality) on social networks like Twitter about what is happening in Cuba and Venezuela.”

All the messages emitted by the Venezuelan MIPPCI in July, along with other issues in addition to support for Castroism, represented 70% of the month’s socio-political conversation in Venezuela.

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1 thought on “Socialist Venezuelan Chavistas flood social media in defense of Cuba’s communist dictatorship”

  1. And yet, despite all my contempt for the Castro bastards and their enablers, I still feel ashamed.

    However, maybe it’s not really a Cuban thing, but more like humanity is SO fucked up.

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