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The CIA Has Joined Instagram! (Video)

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It might be weird if your parent or grandparent joins social media but what do you think when a government agency does it?! Buzz60’s Mercer Morrison has the story.

As of Thursday morning, the US’s Central Intelligence Agency has launched its very own Instagram account, verification badge and all.

The launch came as no real surprise seeing as CIA Director Gina Haspel announced last week that the intelligence agency would begin building out a presence on the photo-sharing platform during a talk at Auburn University in Alabama. The CIA already boasts sizable followings on other platforms like Facebook and Twitter, but had yet to make the jump over to Instagram — until today.

“Joining Instagram is another way we’re sharing CIA’s stories and recruiting talented Americans to serve here,” CIA spokesperson Chelsea Robinson told The Verge. “Through the account, we’ll give a peek into Agency life, but we can’t promise any selfies from secret locations. We’re looking to spark the curiosity of Instagram’s users about the many ways CIA’s global mission has us going where others cannot go and doing what others cannot do.”

TheVerge, excerpt posted on  SouthFloridaReporter.com, April 27, 2019

Video by Buzz60/Mercer Morrison

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