White House Admits Creating 'Cuban Twitter' To Cause Unrest
The White House admitted being involved with ZunZuneo, a social media site in Cuba, but said it wasn't a covert operation.By Matt Moreno | April 3, 2014
Social media is usually an outlet to discuss your favorite TV shows, gossip about celebrities and more fun things. However, United States officials admit having a hand in a social media project aimed at causing unrest in Cuba.
"The U.S. Agency for International Development funded what's known as 'Cuban Twitter' to organize political demonstrations against the communist government ... The network had tens of thousands of subscribers." (Via Time Warner Cable)
Its actual name is ZunZuneo and the project reportedly lasted three years — 2009 through 2012. Cubans using the software supposedly didn't know it was developed by the U.S. government. (Via USA Today)