Who to run 'Cuban Twitter' _ Spies or aid-givers?

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is scrutinizing the Obama administration's Twitter-like social media program it secretly built in Cuba.

Lawmakers are wrestling with the question of whether the U.S. Agency for International Development should be running such an intelligence-like operation, as opposed to the CIA or other spy outfits.

The Senate Foreign Relations committee is meeting Thursday morning. It's the fourth congressional hearing in three days to feature testimony by USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah (rah-ZHEEV' SHAH) about the Twitter-like program and other foreign aid issues.

The debate over USAID's role comes after an Associated Press investigation revealed the U.S. government built a communications network to undermine the communist government.

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