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CIA Sparks Criticism by Live-Tweeting bin Laden Raid 5 Years Later

HeadlineMay 02, 2016

The CIA has sparked widespread criticism by marking the fifth anniversary of the U.S. killing of Osama bin Laden by live-tweeting the operation as if in real time. For six hours Sunday, the CIA tweeted play-by-play details of the raid on bin Laden’s hideout in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad. The reaction on Twitter was overwhelmingly negative, with people calling the move “grotesque” and “embarrassing.” The Obama administration has been accused of giving a false account of the hunting and killing of Osama bin Laden.

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