The CIA joins Twitter, Facebook


The US Central Intelligence Agency this week expanded its operations online by launching Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Wonder if they'll celebrate #TBT with photos from that time they overthrew the democratically elected government of Jacobo Arbenz in Guatemala, or that other fun time we did the same thing in Iran, and so on. They already have accounts at Flickr and YouTube, and a website.


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  1. I clicked on the FB link and saw it had an even 3,500 likes. For a second, I thought they were manipulating the system and there was no way that many people could like them so fast. The even number suggested to me they were gaming the system.

    So I hit refresh, and it went up 41.

    Stop the planet, I want to get off.


  2. FB really needs to add a "dislike" button, so we can even things out...

  3. Clicking that button would only put you on a list and add 38 likes to the account.

  4. The CIA cracking wise with Twitter humor, or Michael Hayden making "we already know" jokes in his debate with Greenwald and Dershowitz, is kinda like having a police officer pull you over and make a joke about how a quick BJ would clear everything up. Laugh along or just throw up? With the power imbalance, it'll never be funny.

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