CIA joins Twitter, posts half-creepy, half-amusing first tweet

America's Central Intelligence Agency has decided it's about time to get a Twitter account.

Published Fri, Jun 6 2014 4:04 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:16 PM CST

America's CIA has joined Twitter with official verification from the social network.

CIA joins Twitter, posts half-creepy, half-amusing first tweet |

The shadowy intelligence organisation has posted just a single tweet so far, which reads: "We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet," with over 61,000 retweets and over 30,000 favorites.

Having only emerged on the social media platform today, the agency has already garnered 73.3K followers at time of publication. It follows just 25 accounts - all of which are related to the US government, including the FBI, Homeland Security, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

It seems like a social media fairly savvy first tweet - with pundits and other users heaping on the praise, although some concede it's a touch "creepy".

In other mysterious government agency news, the US Secret Service was recently found to be searching for social media analytics software capable of detecting sarcasm.

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Tamlin Magee is based in London. His name can be found around the web and in print, and he's mostly interested in the ways the rapid rate of technological development is affecting us and our surroundings.

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