Hey, CIA, #betterciatweets are pretty good

Hey, CIA, #betterciatweets are pretty good

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'Last Week Tonight 'with John Oliver.

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by Jessica Durando, USA TODAY Network

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 8:52 PM

On comedian John Oliver's latest Last Week Tonight, he called on viewers to showcase their #betterciatweets on Twitter, saying the Central Intelligence Agency could use a lesson on being more "honest" with its jokes on the account.

The CIA launched its official Twitter account, which has 732,000 followers, in June with a witty first post: "We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet."

The Twitter Government and Politics team hailed the CIA tweet for its creativity.

This month, the account has received some criticism from Oliver and others about its sense of humor, namely the tweet "No, we don't know where Tupac is" and "No, we don't know your password, so we can't send it to you. #sorrynotsorry."

Scientist and strategist Mark Drapeau wrote on The Huffington Post website that the CIA should think more strategically about its social presence.

Drapeau said the agency should create "world-class content, genuinely engaging people on issues related to their mission, and ultimately, (re)building trust."

The Sydney Morning Herald bluntly asked, "Is someone drunk tweeting from the CIA Twitter account?"

Some of our favorites with the hashtag #betterciatweets include, "How many CIA agents does it take to change a lightbulb? Its classified.." and "You can't spell Social Media without CIA."

Click here to view more of our favorite #betterciatweets.

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