Politics & Government

CIA should not have ‘live-tweeted’ Bin Laden raid, critics say

Twitter users reacted with criticism and confusion after the CIA “live-tweeted” the Osama Bin Laden raid that ended with his death five years ago. The “live-tweets,” posted Sunday as if they were happening in the present, drew critics long after the agency’s tweets concluded.

Many users wrote the tweets were “embarrassing” and suggested the CIA should call off the social media experiment:

Others trolled the CIA by accusing them of faking the raid, or asking where Zero Dark Thirty actress Jessica Chastain was. But a few found the tweets inspiring:

It’s not the first time the agency has tried to “live-tweet” major events in history. The CIA did a similar tweet last June to mark North Korea’s invasion of South Korea in 1950, but without indicating it was a throwback post, causing some to think the country was currently being attacked.

Read the CIA’s “live-tweets” here: