The atheistic Communist government in Cuba has enacted a new law intended to control the online spread of misinformation, especially that which is related to the country’s reputation, national security, revolution, government leaders and ideology. Christians in Cuba have reported concerns about the law’s enforcement as the government has defined “misinformation” broadly and indicated that it will prosecute violators with heavy scrutiny. Some have reported instances of government prosecution simply for sharing Bible verses in social media posts, which the government then interpreted as a threat to the regime. After a recent meeting with Cuban front-line workers, VOM President Cole Richards urged, “Let’s pray that Christians in Cuba will be both wise and bold — and may we do likewise! Like them, we can be careful while sharing online, especially on social media, while not shrinking back in fear of retaliation against the message of our hope in Christ.”
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