Cuba Unveils Facebook-Like Social Network

'Red Social' launches a year after Cuban Wikipedia clone
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 2, 2011 4:18 PM CST
Cuba has its own Facebook, sort of.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Cuba has introduced its very own Facebook-style social network called Red Social. The website appears to be sponsored by the communist nation's Ministry of Education, reports USA Today. Red Social imitates both the look and feel of Facebook, and its homepage features the slogan "A virtual meeting point for Cuban universities." The new social network arrives a year after Cuba launched its own Wikipedia, EcuRed, but it is only available from within the country. The domain name is

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