The CIA Joins Twitter, Sends Highly Overrated First Tweet

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Michigan’s treasury department has slapped liens totaling over $20,000 on the CIA for not paying withholding taxes on employees. Jason Reed JIR/Reuters

The end of one Twitter era is the start of another: @everyword is fading into the great tweetDeck in the sky while @CIA is making its grand debut. It's probably a testament to the Internet's severely warped sense of time and consensus that you could reasonably call an hour-old tweet overrated, but anyway, here it is:

We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet.

— CIA (@CIA) June 6, 2014

Yes, it's real—the account is already blue-checkmark verified. "This week, the CIA expanded its social media presence with the launch of official social media accounts on Twitter and Facebook," the agency notes in a statement. Apparently, its social media mission includes "#tbt photos" so the 66-year-old intelligence gathering agency can better connect with the teens of tomorrow.

On the bright side, it's not following you yet, unless you're one of the 25 or so other mostly governmental agencies that make up its burgeoning Twitter diet.