CIA Fact Checks NBC's 'State of Affairs' Via Twitter
The agency has taken to live-tweeting corrections during the show
The CIA wants to set the record straight about NBC's State of Affairs.
The agency has taken to fact-checking the show on Twitter, much like it did in November with the 2012 Oscar-winning film Argo.
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During Monday night's episode, Katherine Heigl's character, Charleston Tucker, presents the president with a folder of documents at the President's Daily Briefing (PDB), a daily update on national security issues.
It turns out, the real President is a little more tech-savvy than that. As proof, the CIA tweeted a photo of President Barack Obama reading the PDB on a tablet.
Will State of Affairs upgrade its president (Alfre Woodard) tablet of his own? Only time will tell.
It doesn't take much sleuthing through the CIA's Twitter feed to notice a pattern emerging. Following the Nov. 23 episode, when Tucker met in person with agency operatives, the CIA tweeted that face-to-face meetings are the most dangerous for its agents, who prefer to use "dead drops" to share information.
The most dangerous type of communication between agents and their handlers: direct, face to face contact. One solution: use a #deaddrop— CIA (@CIA) November 25, 2014
NBC declined to comment.