The NSA’s PR team finally gets its own Twitter account

December 18, 2013

After months of controversy stemming from the Edward Snowden leaks, the National Security Agency has finally stopped using its job-board Twitter account as its official mouthpiece.

The NSA now operates an @NSA_PAO account that appears, at first glance, to be legitimate. It's followed by the verified account belonging to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, which is the agency that oversees the NSA after the Pentagon.

The account's inaugural tweet promotes Sunday's episode of "60 Minutes," which was widely panned for treating the NSA uncritically.

It's unclear who's running the account, but we've reached out to the NSA's public affairs office (via plain, old e-mail) to find out more.


Brian Fung covers technology for The Washington Post, focusing on telecom, broadband and digital politics. Before joining the Post, he was the technology correspondent for National Journal and an associate editor at the Atlantic.
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