CIA Joins Twitter - Allegedly

CIA's inaugural tongue-in-cheek tweet has been re-tweeted more than 213,000 times.

CIA Twitter page
A screenshot of the CIA's Twitter account.

The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency kicked off its Twitter career on Friday with one of the most retweeted tweets of all time.

“We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet,” the U.S. intelligence agency tweeted on Friday morning.

The inaugural tweet was retweeted more than 213,000 times and favorited by more than 122,000 people. By Saturday morning, the CIA had 382,000 followers and counting.

“Thank you for the @Twitter welcome! We look forward to sharing great #unclassified content with you,” the spy agency tweeted Friday evening.