Sunday, June 8, 2014

The CIA has joined Twitter and Facebook

The US government loves Twitter. For NASA, it's a public relations goldmine. For the State Department, it maybe a way to fight on terrorism. For The CIA agency, which didn't have a social media presence, It has just posted its first tweet. The CIA Also has a Facebook page.

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The agency will post job listings, photos, trivia from the CIA and "reflections on intelligence history."
The CIA has mostly escaped ire during the Edward Snowden leaks, but social media is still a clear way for the agency to humanize itself.

Amnesty International is less amused. "The CIA's first Tweet would be funny if it weren't for the agency's use of torture and extrajudicial executions," says program director Zeke Johnson. "They should put as least as much effort into following the law as they do into social media. The full truth about the CIA torture and drone strikes should be made made public immediately and those responsible for crimes held accountable." The agency is supposed to be close to declassifying a report on its "enhanced interrogation" program.

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