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And the CIA's First Tweet Is...


The Central Intelligence Agency joined Twitter Friday — and their first tweet took the Internet by storm.

"We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet," a tweet issued from the verified @CIA account said.

That tweet was has since been retweeted more than 160,000 times.

Later in the day, the agency sent out another, thanking Twitter for the warm welcome.

The agency also joined Facebook, with its first post liking to a blog post on the CIA website marking D-Day.

“By expanding to these platforms, CIA will be able to more directly engage with the public and provide information on CIA’s mission, history, and other developments,” CIA Director John Brennan said in a statement. “We have important insights to share, and we want to make sure that unclassified information about the Agency is more accessible to the American public that we serve, consistent with our national security mission.”

The CIA says the platforms will be used to post "the latest news, statements and career information" from the agency.

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