Social networks have changed the world, but they make things very complicated for the CIA. Facebook, Twitter and other services give the spy agency enormous amounts of new information about people

A CBS news article published in 2011 entitled “Social Media Is a Tool of the CIA. Seriously” reveals the “unspoken truth” which the mainstream media including CBS have failed to address. According to CBS, the CIA is  “using Facebook, Twitter, Google (GOOG) and other social media to spy on people.” No need for Google — it turns out that finding a blueprint to launch an effective disinformation campaign on social media can be found in a CIA manual from 1949. Declassified in 2012, “Strategical Nov 07, 2011 · And it's time now for All Tech Considered. Today, a look at social media and the CIA. A group within the agency monitors Facebook updates and tweets from people overseas, up to 5 million a day. The truth of the matter is that the US government, typically through the CIA, has for years influenced US news media, the artistic elite and Hollywood, using both willing and unwilling accomplices to propagandise a pro-deep state narrative. In the 1950s, the young CIA didn’t waste time in this respect.

Apr 16, 2016 · The CIA is investing in several tech companies that focus on social media data mining and surveillance. The companies, which provide unique tools to mine data on Instagram and Twitter, are

Mar 03, 2017 · Then there’s social media, phenomena like MySpace and blogs.” But, “the CIA specifically needs the help of innovative tech firms to keep up with the pace of innovation in social media. Experienced IC [intelligence community] analysts may not be the best at detecting the incessant shift in popularity of social-networking sites. Jul 06, 2017 · In the 70s a detailed discussion of the CIA’s relation with the news media was published on April 1976. The report covered the agencies ties with both foreign and domestic news media. Oct 07, 2015 · Instead, "they expect the information to come to them" on the social media platforms they're already using. Reams has a particular affinity for CIA history -- she was deputy director of its museum

Jul 07, 2014 · Somebody at the Central Intelligence Agency has a pretty good sense of humor. Just one month after the organization sent out an epic first tweet, the CIA returned to the social media network to

25 social media pages drawing 1.4 million followers were created by Russian agents to target the American political right and promote the Trump candidacy. An example of the targeting was the adding of Blue Lives Matter material to social media platforms by Russian operatives after the Black Lives Matter movement moved to the center of public