Exactly one month ago, the CIA launched their first social media account on Twitter and won the Internet over with their first ever tweet.
We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet.
— CIA (@CIA) June 6, 2014
But the CIA have done it again with yet another kind of funny but mainly inappropriate joke about Tupac Shakur’s death.
No, we don’t know where Tupac is. #twitterversary
— CIA (@CIA) July 7, 2014
It is clear from these tweets that the CIA is acting like any big corporation with a bad public image would, by trying to score some cool-points with the Internet generation. It is almost as if we are supposed to forget that this the agency is embroiled in a fight with the Senate over a report documenting its use of torture under the Bush administration and continues to carry out drone strikes on innocent civilians across the world, including on American citizens. For now, all we can say is that our thoughts are with Tupac’s family on this latest misuse of their authority.