But we’re already seeing how some people are using the opportunity to get their own kind of attention.
Someone tweeted at the CIA, saying that they’re a terrorist.
The user who tweeted to the CIA saying they’re a terrorist also tweeted a photo of what looks like a direct message from the CIA. It doesn’t quite look authentic, though, so take it with a grain of salt.
Lindsey Adler from Buzzfeed spotted the tweet, and took a screenshot. Both the original tweet and the followup tweet with the DM message have since been deleted.
If we were to guess, we would think that the direct message screenshot was something that the user doctored in hopes of getting attention. As we saw after the American Airlines tweet, there were copycats who were trying to get their 15 minutes of fame.
What’s not a joke is the initial threat to the CIA. We’ll keep you posted if there are any developments on that end.
We’ve reached out to the CIA and will update this post if we hear back.