The Central Intelligence Agency – CIA, United States of America has joined social networking sites Twitter and Facebook yesturday, June 6th, 2014. This spy agency annouced officially about the official accounts in the major social networking sites Twitter and Facebook.
CIA sid that this decision to be available on Twitter and facebook would help to engage more directly with the public and make unclassified information on the agency more accessible. Within the official announcement, CIA’s twitter account got a rush of followers and retweets.
|CIA Twitter Account|
CIA tweeted in their first tweet in twitter account as, "We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet".
CIA’s twitter account can be reached at @CIA, they described in the account as, "We are the Nation's first line of defense. We accomplish what others cannot accomplish and go where others cannot go." These accounts were created 'to put CIA.gov content right at your fingertips' says official CIA website.
|CIA Facebook Page|
With the inclusion of new social media accounts, CIA is looking to expand their online presence which may help the normal public. For the people who is following CIA through these accounts may get latest CIA updates, #tbt (Throwback Thursday) photos, reflections of intelligence history and fun facts from the CIA World Factbook.
Within hours of creating account in Twitter, CIA profile got 317,000 followers. For their first tweet CIA got 190,000 retweets and around 110,000 people make that tweet as a favorite. After getting the grand welcome by the twitter users, CIA again thanked all the people with another tweet which states, "Thank you for the @Twitter welcome! We look forward to sharing great #unclassified content with you".
CIA can be reached,
On Twitter, https://twitter.com/CIA
On Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/Central.Intelligence.Agency
The agency has confirmed the news of its lainch on the social networking sites in a press release on Friday. CIA Director John Brennan said, "By expanding to these platforms, CIA will be able to engage more directly with the public and provide information on CIA’s mission, history and other developments".
The agency managed to secure its @CIA Twitter handle after filing a complaint with twitter about someone who was impersonating the agency, the CIA’s K Jordan Caldwell told the BBC. This intelligence agency also has accounts on Youtube and Flickr.