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Venezuela: Netizens Threatened, Hacked

Categories: Latin America, Venezuela, Citizen Media, Digital Activism, Freedom of Speech, Politics

Naky Soto Parra, in her blog El Zaperoco de Naky [1] [es], posts a message by Global Voices contributor Luis Carlos Díaz [2], who has been receiving threats for his online activity. Luis Carlos explains that the threats and cyber-attacks come from hackers who target netizens that criticize the government [3]. He calls these hackers and their attacks “the dirty face of the political battle in this election year.”