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You don’t need to be James Bond to know that Canada’s spy agency just joined Twitter.

In a bid to make the Canadian Security Intelligence Service more “accessible” to the public, it has given itself a presence on social media. Staff were even quick to tweet out a message reminding us all about exactly what they do:

Depending on who you are, you likely find that message either mildly humourous or a little bit cringe-worthy. At least, that seemed to be the feeling on Twitter:

So why, after all this time, has the agency joined Twitter?

“The Canadian Security Intelligence Service recognizes that a modern organization needs to communicate using modern means,” Michel Coulombe, Director of CSIS, said in a statement. “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. Joining Twitter is one step in strengthening that dialogue with Canadians.”

In that case, welcome to Twitter, CSIS!

Just keep the following limited to social media, please and thanks.

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