The Canadian Security Intelligence Service, or CSIS as it's affectionately called, is now on Twitter.
On Wednesday, the agency posted its first tweet to the social network.
Yes, we're on Twitter. Now it's your turn to follow us. https://t.co/LBrI7SrYEI
— CSIS Canada (@csiscanada) July 13, 2016
"Yes, we're on Twitter. Now it's your turn to follow us," it said, invoking the hilarious topic of surveillance.
Users responded to the tweet while keeping up with the knee-slapping tone set by the agency.
— Laila Yuile (@lailayuile) July 13, 2016
.@csiscanada loving the completely chill attitude regarding your charter busting surveillance of citizens. GREAT COMEDY GUYS
— Happy Li'l Tree (@karengeier) July 13, 2016
The Communications Security Establishment welcomed them to the site and offered some advice.
— CSE_CST (@cse_cst) July 13, 2016
CSIS director Michel Coulombe said in a statement that the Twitter account is a "step" in strengthening dialogue between the service and Canadians.
"The Canadian Security Intelligence Service recognizes that a modern organization needs to communicate using modern means," he said.
"Speaking publicly on the nature of our work isn’t always easy, but we want CSIS to be more accessible, and want to help the public understand more about our work."
Is CSIS' first tweet as good as the CIA's debut? We'll leave that for you to decide. (Just kidding, they probably already know!)
We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet.
— CIA (@CIA) June 6, 2014