The CIA Has Been Fact-Checking 'State of Affairs' on Twitter – Yes, 'That' CIA

Because State of Affairs was where you were getting all of your hard facts

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If you’ve been watching NBC’s Katherine Heigl vehicle State of Affairs for its realism and attention to detail, you’re in for a rude awakening.

The one and only Central Intelligence Agency has been sub-Tweeting the show since November, correcting inaccuracies as they crop up.

Sub-Tweeting, for those of you who have yet to take Shade-Throwing 101, is when you Tweet at someone (or something) without actually mentioning their name. Think vague Facebook statuses.

After Monday’s State of Affairs, in which Heigl’s character handed the president a stack of papers at the President’s Daily Briefing (PDB), the CIA jumped in with a correction:

The correction happened only moments after the scene aired, but it’s now clear that whoever runs the CIA Twitter caught up on their DVR on Nov. 25 when they Tweeted about the Nov. 23 episode:

For inquiring minds, the CIA decided to expand on what, exactly, a #deaddrop is (no word on whether they were trying to get “#deaddrop” to trend):

This isn’t the first time that the CIA has used Twitter to correct inaccuracies, either: In early November, they fired off a series of Tweets correcting Ben Affleck‘s Argo. For example:

While we have to wonder why the CIA is so committed to building a Web presence, we also love the CIA. Like, so much.

Please don’t check out our browser history.

State of Affairs airs on Mondays on NBC at 10 p.m. ET.

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