The CIA joined Twitter on Friday, poking a little fun at itself in the process.
The agency sent out its first tweet Friday afternoon, joking that it would refuse to either confirm or deny the CIA’s first official tweet:
We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet.
— CIA (@CIA) June 6, 2014
The account’s verified, though, so Twitter has assured that no one is impersonating our nation’s intelligence officials.
Catherine Thompson is a senior editor for Talking Points Memo in New York City. She came to the site in 2013 and reported on national affairs. Previously, she worked as a research assistant to investigative reporter Wayne Barrett. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.