Secrets About The CIA They Definitely Don’t Want You To Know

The Central Intelligence Agency is one of America’s best—and worst—kept secrets. Nearly everyone knows of the CIA’s existence but no one really knows much about the notorious organization. Considering the fact the agency’s job is to be stealthy it’s not exactly shocking that they keep a lot of secrets.

Over the years though, insiders have leaked some of the agency’s top-secret information. Read on to learn about what life is like in the CIA, their craziest operations, and their embarrassing failures. You might even end up with a personal CIA agent following you now that you know about all their classified information.

They Can Read Up To 5 Million Tweets A Day

The American public is now very aware of the government’s ability to monitor the internet if they please but the CIA’s reason for monitoring tweets isn’t as nefarious as you’d think. They have the ability to read up to 5 million tweets a day but not to spy on you, they just want to know the public reaction to events in real time.

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Miguel Candela/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images

They are able to surveil the public in other ways too like through TVs, cell phones, and Facebook but those aren’t as up to date as Twitter.