U.S. Reportedly Built ‘Cuban Twitter’ to Undermine Castro Government

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The U.S. has secretly built a Twitter-like service with the aim of stirring political unrest in Cuba, claims a report by the Associated Press.

The “Cuban Twitter” project, called “ZunZuneo,” was publicly launched in 2010; it lasted more than two years, and had tens of thousands of subscribers. The plan was to circumvent Cuba’s internet filters, build an audience and then turn them into dissenters, but the question that now arises is: was the scheme legal?

The AP obtained a 2010 memo from a company called Mobile Accord Inc, which was one of the project’s creators. Read more…

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