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CIA Can’t Confirm or Deny That It Joined Twitter (Wink, Wink)

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The Central Intelligence Agency can now conduct covert ops at 140 characters a minute.


The first tweet from the CIA launched thousands of reactions in the Twitterverse on June 6, 2014.

The nation’s spymasters joined Twitter on Friday morning, letting thousands who quickly “followed” know the agency “can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet.”

The post has already been retweeted 58,000 times, and the account ballooned from 4,000 followers to nearly 70,000 in less than an hour. The agency has deigned just 25 accounts worthy of a follow back, largely other government agencies.

Claiming to be based in Langley, Va., the agency describes itself as “the Nation’s first line of defense.”

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