http://baldric.net/2015/06/05/why-pay-twice/ asks why the government hires civilians to monitor social media instead of just giving GC HQ the keywords. Us cripples aren’t allowed to comment there (physical ability test) so I reply here:
It’s pretty obvious that they have probably done both, isn’t it?
This way, they’re verifying each other. Politicians probably trust neither civilians or spies completely and that makes it worth paying twice for this.
Unlike lots of things that they seem to want not to pay for at all…