From secret to social: The CIA joins Twitter


“We can neither confirm nor deny this is our first tweet.” Judging by it’s appears the CIA, an agency known for secrecy and covert missions has a sense of humor about its reputation for secrecy and covert missions.

The CIA expanded its social media presence with the launch of official Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Officials say the launch of these accounts builds the agency’s online presence beyond its public website, mobile site, and official Flickr and YouTube accounts.

“By expanding to these platforms, CIA will be able to more directly engage with the public and provide information on CIA’s mission, history, and other developments,” said CIA Director John Brennan. “We have important insights to share, and we want to make sure that unclassified information about the Agency is more accessible to the American public that we serve, consistent with our national security mission.”

In addition to posting the latest news, statements, and career information from CIA, the Agency’s social media updates will also feature artifacts and other information from the CIA’s Museum – the best museum most people never get to see. CIA will also post updates and information from the Agency’s “World Factbook,” a unique public resource and educational tool, as well as unclassified intelligence histories and other information.

Follow them on Twitter @CIA and check for updates on Facebook at


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