CIA opens Twitter and Facebook accounts to “share insights’




The U.S. intelligence service CIA official accounts opened on Facebook and Twitter. This service in their own words would be more open about his missions, made famous director John Brennan.

The CIA put Friday the first message on Twitter. In the tweet service jokes that the CIA can neither confirm nor deny that this was the first tweet.

In a statement director John Brennan said that the CIA would be more open with the opening of social media channels and direct contact with the audience wants to go. To “We have to share key insights and we want to emphasize that the unclassified information about the agency more accessible to the American public,” wrote he.

It is not known why the CIA right now the Twitter and Facebook accounts has been started, but it may have something to do after the revelations of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, after much criticism arose in the conduct of secret services. CIA may want to give criticism hearing partly by giving. Openness via social media

Incidentally, it is not the first time that a secret service business ‘public’ is on social media. The Dutch AIVD has already been, for example, Twitter Account which insights are offered regularly. In addition, the CIA longer official Flickr and YouTube accounts.


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