The Central Intelligence Agency Establishes (Official) Presence On Facebook, Twitter

Okay, at first, I had to check to make sure this wasn’t some sort of satirical article or metaparody of sorts, because, well, just look at the first tweet from the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States, which is so strangely humorous it’s kind of disturbing.

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  • Anarchy Pony

    If every other tweet isn’t calling them out on their fascist bullshit then I just give up on humanity.

    • DeepCough

      You expect too much of Twitter.

      • Anarchy Pony

        Probably.

      • aaron

        No, he expects too much of humanity…

  • drokhole

    Following: Everyone

    • KiraListonacu

      My Uncle
      Andrew recently got a very nice Volkswagen just by working online with a macbook
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  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    High handed douchiness I can handle…hell, I expect it…self deprecating humor is not something I’m prepared for properly.

    • Anarchy Pony

      Hey, how about all those people in third world countries trying to build better more equitable societies we’ve killed? What’s up with that?
      *Laugh track

    • BuzzCoastin

      it was tweeted by a bot powered by IBMz Winston

  • aaron

    The fact so many people retweeted it and marked it as favorite is even more disturbing than their odd attempt at being humorous. Also with how many disinformation accounts they have this is far from their first account although yes I see its the first “official” account.

  • BuzzCoastin

    He lurks in the cloud all day long
    Hoppin’ and a-boppin’ and a-singin’ his song
    All the little sheeples on Snoop Pig Street
    Love to hear the piggy go tweet, tweet, tweet
    Snoopin Piggy Tweet … Snoopin Piggy Tweet
    (tweet, tweedily dee)

  • Red Mercury

    Cute. But certainly not the first CIA tweet. All those color revolutions & fake springs leveraging Twitter… much presented in English for the home market, of course.

  • Simiantongue

    What the CIA says it’s doing and what the CIA does is three different things.

    Relevant to any acronymed government agency actually.

    It’s not a bum wrap that government spy agencies get, all the flack they receive about violating peoples civil rights. But let me tell you, where the real spying goes on is in the private sector. I’m not exaggerating when I tell you that for every outrage you see in the media about what the CIA, NSA or whomever have done, there are things a thousand times worse happening in the private sector. Even if acronymed government agencies completely ignore the law there is some very slim margin of accountability.

    All that constitutional bullshit that is supposed to restrain government has no meaning in the private sector where there is not even those minimal restraints.

    There are monied interests with access to unbelievable amounts of data on anyone of interest to them. They use it too to get what they want. Over the years I’ve seen this subject touched on lightly in the media but nothing in depth. One story about Target knowing a guys daughter was pregnant before he did. Even then stories of that sort are written with a “Isn’t is funny” kind of slant.

    Criticisms about the US government overthrowing third world countries trying to build better more equitable societies are on the mark, but it’s just the tip of the iceberg. Where the real spying and dirty work comes in to that equation is in the private sector. The US government is just muscle, though it’s fast becoming more popular to use private “security firms” (reads here mercenaries) for that role also. Spying always has been a booming business.

    • misinformation

      You raise important points. The problem I have with your rhetoric though, is, even though you juuuust alluded to this idea, I really wouldn’t go so far out of the way to distinguish between private and public sector intelligence gathering. They’re essentially the same.

      • Anarchy Pony

        Revolving door.

      • aaron

        I was going to say the same thing. The private sector has been running the public sector for many decades now.

    • Andrew

      It’s going to be so much fun when “the State” comes to an end and “corporate feudalism” takes over completely!

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