US contractors profiled ‘Cuban Twitter’ responses

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FILE - In this April 8, 2014 file photo, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah pauses while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs. Shah told a U.S. Senate panel that the program shrouded in secrecy to build a “Cuban Twitter” on the Communist-governed island was not intended to influence Cuban politics. But that doesn’t square with previously unpublished documents showing a worker was hired to categorize Cuban cellphone users as “pro-revolution,” “apolitical” or “anti-revolutionary.” (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)Paula Cambronero was studying public relations at a Costa Rican college when she landed her first real job working for a U.S. government contractor. But it wasn’t to write press releases.

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