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Cuba slams Twitter for starting Castro death rumor

01-05-2012 13:54 BJT

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An article on the state-run Cuba debate website has denied a rumor former Cuban leader Fidel Castro died.

The article accuses social networking site Twitter of allowing an account holder with the sign-on "Naroh" to start the rumor on Monday. It reportedly originated from an Italian server, possibly after it was taken over by a so-called "robot."

Castro, 85, turned power over to his brother Raul in 2006 during an illness that nearly killed him. He is officially retired, though he occasionally publishes opinion columns.

Former Cuban president Fidel Castro attends the 6th Cuban Communist Party Congress in 2011
at Havana. Castro is "laughing" off rumors about his death that went viral on Twitter, an
official Cuban blogger said Tuesday. (AFP Photo/Adalberto Roque)

 

Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

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