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APR 10, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Congress reacts to US-backed 'Cuban Twitter'

In hearings this week on foreign-aid spending, Congress was divided on a now-defunct social media program in Cuba that was secretly backed by the U.S. government. A recent investigation by The Associated Press revealed the program, designed to undermine the island's communist government. The contractors who developed the project took great care to keep the U.S. government's role hidden from subscribers in Cuba, using bank transactions and computer networks overseas. "Do we want to continue to fund programs like this that, in my view, might put USAID contractors or individuals from other ... Read More

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