Digital Conflict, Virtual Diasporas, and Cyber Mambises
The access to the internet in Cuba marks the beginning of a change and it brings new ways to debate on the socialist ideology reformulating the strategies to operate, dialogue, and accept any form of criticism. This chapter explores the role of the internet in Cuba from the perspective of the conflict in the virtual space and how it reshapes the Cuban revolutionary ideal. Thus, this section investigates the ways in which cyber mambises interact in order to control the digital zone; it examines the social and political implications of these cyber activities, and the conflicts generated from them. Also, this chapter focuses on the methods of control of the digital space and on how control is enacted through a hyper-visible presence in the web. Consequently, it examines how the virtual interactions between the controller and the controlled change the dynamics of control, adding new layers to the dialogue—or lack of dialogue—and conflict between officials and dissidents on the island.
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