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CIA takes to Twitter to separate 'Argo' fact from fiction

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Argo may have been the darling of the 2013 Oscars, but there's no denying that the Ben Affleck-directed film stretched reality to achieve its dramatic highs. For the 35th anniversary of the Iranian hostage crisis, the CIA launched into an impressive "real vs. reel" tweetstorm highlighting where the film's story departed from the true hostage rescue operation. As you might expect, the dramatic airport sequence is a complete fabrication, but there's no hard feelings — we all know it takes a little magic to make movies. And the tweets once again prove that the CIA is pretty great at Twitter.