The CIA Joins Twitter, Jokingly Refuses To Confirm First Tweet


America’s spy agency, the Central Intelligence Agency, has joined Twitter — and proven it has a sense of humor right from the start.

For its first tweet, the CIA joked it could neither confirm or deny that it was making its first tweet:

According to Google, “Molly Hale” had the account as of June 1, and it was protected:


“Molly Hale” is the CIA’s official public voice, so it seems likely the CIA has had the Twitter account for some time but not used it. Now that the account has been opened to tweeting, Molly Hale is gone. And yes, we know it really is the CIA because Twitter has given it a verified icon.

If you’re wondering who the CIA is spying upon, by tracking them through an old-school method called “Following” on Twitter, the CIA follows 25 accounts at the moment, including:

  • The FBI
  • The DEA
  • NSA
  • The US Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps & Army
  • Twitter Government
  • The NSA
  • The White House

In 2012, after a fake CIA account turned up on Twitter, the CIA told the Washington Post that for the time being, it prefered to keep its thoughts to itself rather than tweet. Said a spokesperson then:

We prefer to keep our daily musings to ourselves. Perhaps someday you’ll be able to read official Tweets from Langley, but until then, people can do the old-fashioned thing and check out our Web page.

Looks like that day has finally come.

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  • Viktor Nagornyy

    Hey, looking at the profile in Hootsuite it says their join date is: Mon Feb 24 19:08:11 +0000 2014

    So they been around spying on people for a few months now :)

  • ImtryintothinkButNothinHappens

    Ya great sense of humor. I’m sure those adults and children that were forcibly fed LSD, and had experiments of physical, sexual and psychological trauma are all laughing now.

  • sakiwi

    hi all. have a nice day

  • kudo shinichi

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  • kudo shinichi

    after a fake CIA account turned up on Twitter, the CIA told the Washington Post that for the time being thời trang nam thời trang

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