Independent news has never been so important.

Did you know that you can get Democracy Now! delivered to your inbox every day? Sign up for our Daily News Digest today! Don't worry, we'll never share or sell your information.

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.

The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation
Top