CIA Joins Twitter with over 60,000 followers within an hour. As CIA is now officially on twitter, though it isn’t following any non-government Twitter users yet. Interestingly it managed to rack up over 60,000 followers within an hour of its first tweet:
CIA Joins Twitter with over 60,000 followers within an hour
The message, a joking reference to a “Glomar response,” was retweeted 50,000 times. In a state release announcing its “social media expansion,” the CIA said that it planned to tweet throwback photos, fun facts, and agency updates.
A CIA spokesman said someone had been impersonating the agency on Twitter, which led officials to file an impersonation complaint that eventually secured the @CIA handle for Langley. “This has been a lengthy process,” spokesman Todd Ebitz said. “It’s been in the works for a long time.”
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CIA joins other government agencies, such as the FBI and the U.S. Secret Service, on the social media site and it has also recently joined Facebook.. Welcome to the 21st century, CIA!