The United States Central Intelligence Agency has joined the Twitterverse officially, opening with what could very well be the best tweet ever.
We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet.
— CIA (@CIA) June 6, 2014
While that is a nice display of humor, not everyone is happy with the Agency’s social media team (or whoever is responsible for the account).
Amnesty International, for one, was quick to release a statement:
In response to the CIA’s first tweet, Zeke Johnson, Director of Amnesty International USA’s Security & Human Rights Program, called on the agency to release “the full truth about the CIA torture and drone strikes.”
“The CIA’s first Tweet would be funny if it weren’t for the agency’s use of torture and extrajudicial executions. They should put as least as much effort into following the law as they do into social media,” Johnson said in a statement.
The CIA’s Twitter debut was welcomed by by numerous tweets, some riding on the humorous nature.
— Tim Mackay (@timqfadvice) June 7, 2014
Wikileaks is not silent on this as well, joining the fray, and giving the CIA something to think about.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) June 7, 2014
Follow the CIA on Twitter if you dare: @CIA.
How cool – or scary – would it be if the CIA starts following you?