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Cuban Twitter-style Network Comes Under Fire In Congress

Cuban Twitter-style Network Comes Under Fire In Congress

The Cuban Twitter-style network created by the United States Agency for International Development is the focus of hearings on Capitol Hill.

The social media network was reportedly built in a covert fashion in roder to stir unrest in Cuba.

Senator Patrick Leahy called the program "cockamamie" and says there should be concerns regarding what it might mean for Allen Gross, an American detained in Cuba.

Leahy also said he does not buy the explanation that programs like the Cuban Twitter-style network called "ZunZunzeo" are authorized by law.

South Florida Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen has said these are programs that are commonly created in countries where free speech is an issue.

And, Ros-Lehtinen says they're always a matter of public record, since they're subject to a bid process for private vendors, and not secret as has been alleged.

 

 

 

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