A Bare Bones Social Media Platform(Shutterstock)
Lured In With Innocuous Content(University of the Potomac)
A Complicated Network(teleSUR English)
Unwitting Test Subjects(Pulitzer Center)
These are the kinds of environments where a program like this and its association with the US government can create problems for practitioners and members of the public. So appropriate discretion is engaged in for that reason but not because it's covert, not because it's an intelligence program, because it is neither covert nor an intelligence program.
The front companies actually paid the Cuban government-owned telephone company revenue for providing the connectivity that was necessary, in order for this quasi-Twitter app to function. So on the one hand, the Obama administration is working very hard to enforce economic sanctions. On the other hand, through this essentially covert program, is actually giving money to the Cuban government.(New York Times)