The Central Intelligence Agency created a Twitter account today, and the federal fuzz got immediate buzz—50,000 people followed it in its first 50 minutes on the social platform.
It probably stands to reason the CIA was already using the popular site for investigative purposes. So what the agency will actually do with the account—besides author cheeky tweets (see below)—remains to be seen.
We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet.June 6, 2014
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been on Twitter for quite some time and has picked up 794,000 followers. It regularly posts names and photos of wanted suspects in its feed.
Meanwhile, check out reactions to the CIA's Twitter presence below.
It's good to see the @cia swapping its waterboard for a Tweetdeck.— Prof. Jeff H Jarvis (@ProfJeffJarvis) June 6, 2014
the @CIA tweeting Borowitz-level anti-jokes is a bit of a step down from secretly funding abstract expressionism— a randle in the wind (@randlechris) June 6, 2014
Rolled my eyes so hard at that first @CIA tweet, I think they picked up the vibrations in Langley.— Benjamin Freed (@brfreed) June 6, 2014
.@CIA do you guys know if that's Iggy Azalea's real accent or what— Dan D'Addario (@DPD_) June 6, 2014