UK’s MI5 seeks spy recruits on Instagram

April 2021
MI5, the UK’s domestic intelligence agency, created the Instagram account @Mi5official earlier this month. One goal is to increase diversity of the people working at MI5.

London-based MI5 will use Instagram to try to give the real picture of what spy work is and counter the notion that you need to look like James Bond to work there.

The agency wants to attract recruits with different backgrounds, including diversity in "ethnicity, sexuality, gender, disability," reports The New York Times.

By joining social media MI5 follows on the steps of the US’s Central Intelligence Agency. The CIA started its Twitter account in 2014 with the post “We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet.”

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Read also China’s CIA is called MSS. And check out The New York Times’s story The U.K. Spy Agency MI5 Joined Instagram. It Wasn’t for the Likes

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