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This NSA Twitter Parody Account Is Both Hilarious And Upsetting

In response to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s Twitter feed comes @ICofftheRecord. Because sometimes it’s better to laugh than to cry.

When the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence launched its Tumblr account and accompanying Twitter feed two days ago, it was a little hard to believe that transparency initiative would truly shed light on the inner workings of the country’s spy programs. As with many of the recent National Security Agency developments, an online parody was born. And it’s pretty good, if not a bit unsettling.

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We're really stunned to learn that tens of thousands of people fail to reply to their mothers' emails. What's wrong with you people?

— ICofftheRecord (@ICofftheRecord)

American people, think you can do us a favor & spell check your emails before hitting send? Would save our analysts a lot of time.

— ICofftheRecord (@ICofftheRecord)

Off the record: that conf call we had for reporters the other day was a ploy to get all of their phone #s. Can't believe they fell for it.

— ICofftheRecord (@ICofftheRecord)

Get it? See, it’s funny because it’s (most likely) true.

Fun fact: whenever you visit our websites, http://t.co/JnzlclJT8L and http://t.co/QBU2l6tV4z, we capture your IP addresses and monitor you.

— ICofftheRecord (@ICofftheRecord)

You all realize that when we say we're only collecting "metadata" we're lying right?

— ICofftheRecord (@ICofftheRecord)

Fyi, we plan to lie again to Congress later this month.

— ICofftheRecord (@ICofftheRecord)

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