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Revealed: U.S. Secretly Created Network to Undermine Castro Regime, Stir Cuban Unrest

The Associated Press has learned the U.S. government created of a ‘Cuban Twitter,’ a communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba.

Ed has some commentary at Hot Air:

…it also has a whiff of the NSA scandal, too:

“Mock ad banners will give it the appearance of a commercial enterprise,” one written proposal obtained by the AP said. Behind the scenes, ZunZuneo’s computers were also storing and analyzing subscribers’ messages and other demographic information, including gender, age, “receptiveness” and “political tendencies.” USAID believed the demographics on dissent could help it target its other Cuba programs and “maximize our possibilities to extend our reach.”

Of course, had this worked, it would have been hailed as a success story. Unfortunately, right now it looks like the worst of government programs: unauthorized, secret, incompetent, and snooping…(read more)

 

YouTube, AP, Hot Air

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2 Comments on “Revealed: U.S. Secretly Created Network to Undermine Castro Regime, Stir Cuban Unrest”

  1. […] Pundit from another Planet The Associated Press has learned the U.S. government created of a ‘Cuban Twitter,’ a […]


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