President Joe Biden said on Thursday the White House is reviewing whether the United States can help Cubans regain internet access in the wake of Cuban government actions following the biggest anti-government protests in decades.
Cuba's government has restricted access to social media and messaging platforms including Facebook and WhatsApp amid the protests, according to global internet monitoring firm NetBlocks.
"They've cut off access to the internet. We're considering whether we have the technological ability to reinstate that access," Biden said Thursday at a press conference.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, a Republican, and U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez, a Democrat, are among those who have called on Biden's administration to try to reconnect Cuba to internet services.